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(military) a temporary or supplementary fortification

an entrenched stronghold or refuge

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The Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled to Riyadh in March as Houthi forces closed in on their last redoubt in Aden, triggering the Saudi-led intervention and fighting which has killed more than 4,500 people, many of them civilians.
The only two areas of the fort that initially resisted the British assault were the Red Barracks (also known as French Barracks), which was being used as a hospital, and the South West Redoubt, which returned fire with its 6 pounder canon mounted on the upper floor.
Quoted as 'one of the most complete of the surviving examples of purpose-built Napoleonic fortifications in south-west England', the forts comprise two redoubts on an area which had been the site of defensive batteries from 1780.
With its liberal and secretive financial laws Liechtenstein is one of the world's great centres of shuffly money, and indeed, the monstrous former proprietor of this magazine, the vile swindler Robert Maxwell, had one of his last financial redoubts there.
92) with the reliability of some sources upon which the hitherto standard work by Rodney Minott, The Fortress That Never Was (1964), is based, without disputing that "the mother of all redoubts, the supposed "Alpine Fortress" was incomparably more significant for the influence it exercised upon the imaginations of Germany's enemies than it ever was in reality.
For example, how many children can say they spent their formative years wandering the gay-male redoubts of San Francisco?
The ground combat forces in the Marines and the Army, the last redoubts of masculinity, had about 61,000 and 350,000 male-only slots.
They want to engage the left on every front; to defund it; to drive it back into the redoubts whence it emerged decades ago.
As the managed care tidal wave grows, even private payers that have been the redoubts of open access are limiting enrollees to networks and are becoming more aggressive in economic profiling of providers seeking admittance.
Even at the end of the inevitably bitter shake-out, some Liberal candidates held out in their local redoubts and refused to be budged.
From National Review to The Heritage Foundation, not to mention such libertarian redoubts as The Cato Institute, the grumbling is reaching impressive levels.
Despite its cost-cutting zeal, the 104th Congress could not even dent the greatest redoubts of federal spending: the entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.
Whatever the outcome of the contests, their reputation as the last redoubts of "retail campaigning" has already suffered badly, perhaps irreparably.
These "silk hat revolutionaries" -- operating out of such redoubts as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and other similar bastions of the one-world elite -- have principally led the concerted attack on America's local police.