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“stronghold” in British English

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strongholdnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstrɒŋ.həʊld/ us /ˈstrɑːŋ.hoʊld/

(Definition of “stronghold” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“stronghold” in American English

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strongholdnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstrɔŋˌhoʊld/

a place that is well defended or is a center for particular beliefs or activities:

Bears could return to the area that was once their last stronghold in Texas.
That county has always been a Democratic stronghold.

(Definition of “stronghold” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)