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fort



Pronunciation: (fôrt, fōrt), [key]
n.
1. a strong or fortified place occupied by troops and usually surrounded by walls, ditches, and other defensive works; a fortress; fortification.
2. any permanent army post.
3. (formerly) a trading post.
4. hold the fort,
a. to defend one's position against attack or criticism.
b. to maintain the existing state of affairs.

fort.




1. fortification.
2. fortified.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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