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