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stronghold

noun
     
Related topics: Military, Voting
strong‧hold [countable]
1PPV an area where there is a lot of support for a particular way of life, political party etc:
The area is a Republican stronghold.
2PM an area that is strongly defended by a military group:
The fighters moved south to their mountain stronghold.
3 an area where there are large numbers of a rare animal:
one of the last strongholds of the European wolf

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