Forts

Permanent fortifications for troops, often surrounded by such elements as ditches, parapets, and ramparts and often used as advance posts in or near hostile territory. Smaller and less heavily fortified than "fortresses.".

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fort
forts
forten Dutch
fuertes Spanish
fuerte Spanish

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Permanent fortifications for troops, often surrounded by such elements as ditches, parapets, and ramparts and often used as advance posts in or near hostile territory. Smaller and less heavily fortified than "fortresses."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006909. The J. Paul Getty Trust.