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 for Fort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fort \Fort\, n. [F., from fort strong, L. fortis; perh. akin to
     Skr. darh to fix, make firm, and to E. firm Cf. Forte,
     Force, Fortalice, Comfort, Effort.] (Mil.)
     A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified
     place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch,
     rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other
     means of defense; a fortification.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Detached works, depending solely on their own strength,
           belong to the class of works termed forts. --Farrow.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fort
      n 1: a fortified military post where troops are stationed [syn:
           garrison, fort]
      2: a fortified defensive structure [syn: fortress, fort]
      v 1: gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or
           defense [syn: fort, fort up]
      2: enclose by or as if by a fortification [syn: fortify,
         fort]
      3: station (troops) in a fort

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "fort":
     acropolis, bastion, beachhead, blockhouse, bridgehead, bunker,
     castle, citadel, donjon, fasthold, fastness, fortress, garrison,
     garrison house, hold, keep, martello, martello tower, mote, motte,
     peel, peel tower, pillbox, post, rath, redoubt, safehold,
     strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength, ward
  
  

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