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stronghold (plural strongholds)
- A fortress
- A place of refuge, survival or domination by a particular group or idea
- The last stronghold of the Cornish language.
- 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, chapter 10
- […] the Turks at once resolved to crush an enemy [the Greeks], which creeping on by degrees, had from their stronghold in the Morea, acquired Thrace and Macedonia, and had led their armies even to the gates of Constantinople […]
a place of refuge, survival or domination