Synonyms for Strongholds:
screens, backfires, countermeasures, defenses, rebuttals, supports, responses, barriers, armors, retorts, Guards, barricades, harbors, arguments, Securities, returns, shields, moats, covers, Buffers, Replies, protections, counterattacks, aversions, Fortresses, safeguards, walls, answers, shelters.
pounds, cages, bridles, collars, fences, vises, gaols, manacles, jailhouses, Penitentiaries, Prisons, stockades, keeps, confines, Cells, irons, dungeons, coops, pinions, shackles, jails, oubliettes, penal colonies, coolers, straight jackets, lockups, reformatories, tethers, harnesses, handcuffs, Pillories, Pens, reform schools, brigs.
Usage examples for strongholds
In this charge, in which upwards of 1000 men fell killed and wounded before the fire of the enemy, and in which 14 pieces of artillery and nearly a whole regiment were captured, the 4th Texas, under the lead of General Hood, was the first to pierce these strongholds and seize the guns." – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
The struggle was past, and as the smoke of battle cleared from the surface of the world, the flag of England waved in triumph on the ocean, her fleets sat swan- like on the waves, her standard floated on the strongholds of the universe, and far and wide stretched the vast boundaries of her conquests. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker