stronghold Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"stronghold" in British English

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strongholdnoun [C]

uk   /ˈstrɒŋ.həʊld/  us   /ˈstrɑːŋ.hoʊld/
a ​building or ​position that is ​stronglydefended: a ​rebel stronghold They ​captured the last stronghold of the ​presidentialguard. a ​place or ​area where a ​particularbelief or ​activity is ​common: Rural ​areas have been ​traditionallythought of as a stronghold ofold-fashionedattitudes.
(Definition of stronghold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strongholdnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstrɔŋˌhoʊld/
a ​place that is well ​defended or is a ​center for ​particularbeliefs or ​activities: Bears could ​return to the ​area that was ​oncetheir last stronghold in Texas. That ​county has always been a ​Democratic stronghold.
(Definition of stronghold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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