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noun [countable] stronghold pronunciation in American English /ˈstrɔŋˌhoʊld/
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pluralstrongholds
  1. 1
    a place where people fighting an enemy can defend or organize themselves
    the mountain stronghold of the guerrillas
  2. 2
    a place where the majority of people have the same political or religious beliefs
    The area is no longer a Republican stronghold.
    1. a.
      a place where something that is no longer common can still be found
      Some of the smaller birds have a stronghold in the nearby forest.

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