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(military) a temporary or supplementary fortification

an entrenched stronghold or refuge

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After the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, we found ourselves on the morning of the twenty-fifth without a position for our left flank, and were forced to bend it back and hastily entrench it where it chanced to be.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
Intercommunications between these dispersed redoubts are vulnerable and dangerous.
If such horrific acts persist despite global outrage, it is largely because their authors, whether in corridors of power or in insurgent redoubts, do not fear justice.
Army units seized 3 field hospitals and scores of terrorists' redoubts including a DShK machinegun, home-made "hell canons", 5 mortars, 20 gas cylinders prepared for bombing during combing the hills surrounding Jeb al-Zaarour and al-Fark mountain in the northern countryside of Lattakia province.
Loyalist Yemeni forces and Gulf soldiers took back Aden and most of Yemen's south in July but battle lines have barely moved since as the allied forces face stiff resistance in the Houthis' northern redoubts.
Residents and local fighters said low-level clashes were continuing in the Tawahi district in the west of the city to sweep the Houthis from one of their last redoubts.
redoubts in north-western Pakistan, officials said, according to dpa.
Now, to set something down in the midst of folly, one true word, one simple cry out of the black arroyos and dangerous washes, the canyons, the granite redoubts, but the lone sob of the desert hen is not enough, the television's mangled voices creeping through the drywall and stucco are not enough, and I am running out of time and money, always time and money.
The French military plans to gradually hand over to a larger African force, tasked with rooting out insurgents in their mountain redoubts near Algeria's border.
In the 1760s the British further improved the defences of the fort with the addition of two large redoubts built at opposing ends of the fort.
London has arguably become one of the leading redoubts of the world's most obnoxious and unscrupulous, because they are most protected here from anyone pointing out that they are obnoxious and unscrupulous.
At least four soldiers had been gunned down and six others wounded so far by the rebels, Ahmed said, adding the forces had wrested control of important Taliban redoubts including Spinkai, Raghzai, Nawa Kot.
A monstrous divorce resulted: Small redoubts of cultural life--tiny spaces of liberty left to their own fate by a usually dominant political power that disdained culture--stayed in contact with modernity, evolving and producing writers and artists of high quality, while the rest of society remained practically immobilized in self-destructive anachronism.
New York City is one of the more accessible education redoubts.