[ri-dout, ree-dout] /rɪˈdaʊt, ˈri daʊt/

Mount, an active volcano in S Alaska, on the Alaska Peninsula: highest peak in the Aleutian Range. 10,197 feet (3108 meters).
an outwork or detached fieldwork defending a pass, hilltop, etc
a temporary defence work built inside a fortification as a last defensive position

also redout, “small, enclosed military work,” c.1600, from French redoute (17c.), from Italian ridotto, earlier ridotta, “place of retreat,” from Medieval Latin reductus “place of refuge, retreat,” noun use of past participle of reducere “to lead or bring back” (see reduce). The -b- was added by influence of unrelated English redoubt (v.) “to dread, fear” (see redoubtable). As an adjective, Latin reductus meant “withdrawn, retired; remote, distant.”


Read Also:

  • Mount-robson-park

    [rob-suh n] /ˈrɒb sən/ noun 1. a national park in the Rocky Mountains of E British Columbia, Canada.

  • Mount-rushmore-national-memorial

    noun 1. See under . [ruhsh-mawr, -mohr] /ˈrʌʃ mɔr, -moʊr/ noun 1. Mount, a peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota that is a memorial (Mount Rushmore National Memorial) having 60-foot (18-meter) busts of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt, carved into its face between 1927 and 1941, from a design by and under […]

  • Mount-shasta

    noun 1. . [shas-tuh] /ˈʃæs tə/ noun 1. Mount, a volcanic peak in N California, in the Cascade Range. 14,161 feet (4315 meters). 2. Also called Lake,Lake, a recreational lake in N central California, formed by a 1945 dam on the Sacramento, Pit, and other rivers. 46 sq. mi. (119 sq. km). mountain in California, […]

  • Mount-sill

    [sil] /sɪl/ noun 1. Mount, a mountain in E central California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 14,153 feet (4314 meters). /sɪl/ noun 1. a shelf at the bottom of a window inside a room 2. a horizontal piece along the outside lower member of a window, that throws water clear of the wall below 3. […]

Disclaimer: Mount-redoubt definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.