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fort / fôrt/ • n. a fortified building or strategic position. ∎  a permanent army post. ∎ hist. a trading post. PHRASES: hold the fortsee hold1 .

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fort.
1. Fortified camp or base for an army.

2. Folly or fabrique like a sham castle in a garden.

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fort XV. — (O)F. fort or It. forte, sb. uses of fort, forte strong :- L. fortis.

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