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The redoubt itself was at the apex of a broad angle of trenches.

Meanwhile the British right center was held up by the redoubt.

Putnam showed him the redoubt, saying, "There you will be covered."

Howe disposed his forces in three columns, to attack the three faces of the redoubt.

For the men in the redoubt there were two more hours of waiting.

Bull was in command of the force in the other redoubt, which was a quarter of a mile away.

At the other redoubt they were joined by Bull, with his party.

October 14th seemed a never-ending day for those in the Redoubt.

Without any hesitancy, the six Indian chiefs entered into the redoubt which La Salle had thrown up.

That redoubt was quite senseless in front of the position where the battle was accepted.

WORD ORIGIN

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 As an adjective, Latin reductus meant "withdrawn, retired; remote, distant."

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