Definition of stronghold:
cattle auction, hold, speed, secureness, breach, haven, whereabouts, redoubt, disaster area, center of excellence, Dodge City, beachhead, fastness, bridgehead, setting, aerie, dust trap, fortification, cockpit, refuge, cradle, scene, fixity, site, center, dumping ground, swiftness, citadel, fixedness, base, fort, bastion, disputed, fixture, dugout, battlefield, venue, place, destination, location, emplacement, anchorage, buffer zone, castle, locale.
- defense (part of speech: noun)
prison (part of speech: noun)
- reform school,
- penal colony,
- straight jacket,
- San Quentin,
- "Cornwall", G. E. Mitton.
Then, rushing from his stronghold, he had dealt his blows, clearing the Valley from end to end, destroying the Federal magazines, and threatening Washington itself; and when the overwhelming masses he had drawn on himself sought to cut him off, he had selected his own battle- field, and crushed the converging columns which his skill had kept apart.- "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.