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Definition of "garrison" []

  • A military post, especially one that is permanently established. (noun)
  • The troops stationed at a military post. (noun)
  • To assign (troops) to a military post. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply (a post) with troops. (verb-transitive)
  • To occupy as or convert into a military post. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garrison" in a sentence
  • "The main garrison is in a tiny town called Bascale, which is better known for its heroin labs."
  • "They cited a lack of concern by their leaders and what they call garrison style policies and duties."
  • "She's complained that Holness' use of the word "garrison" only serves to stigmatize inner city communities."