In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1reducto masculinethe last redoubt of the rebels — el último reducto / baluarte de los rebeldes
- Unlike the fortified cities of northern Ireland, Charles Towne's streets fail to connect the bastions and redoubts rimming the town.
- The earthworks were reused as a gun redoubt during the Civil War.
- A camp was built on top of the cliff and a redoubt followed.
- The buccaneer fought the King's soldiers for many a year until a large force of redcoats stormed his redoubt.
- A few men actually made it to the redoubt on top, only to be killed immediately.
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