[fawr-tris] /ˈfɔr trɪs/
a large fortified place; a fort or group of forts, often including a town; citadel.
any place of exceptional security; stronghold.
a large fort or fortified town
a place or source of refuge or support
(transitive) to protect with or as if with a fortress
early 14c., from Old French forteresse “strong place” (12c.), variant of fortelesse, from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis “strong” (see fort) + English -ess, a fairly uncommon suffix (duress, largess being other examples), from Latin -itia, forming nouns of quality or condition.
noun 1. a military reservation in NE Kansas, NE of Junction City.
[ruhk-er] /ˈrʌk ər/ noun 1. a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in SE Alabama, NW of Dothan.
A cross between Fortran and RUNCIBLE for the IBM 650. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).
noun 1. a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in San Antonio, Tex.