garrison


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garrison \Gar"ri*son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garrisoned; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Garrisoning.] (Mil.)
   (a) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense;
       to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
   (b) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as,
       to garrison a conquered territory.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garrison \Gar"ri*son\, n. [OE. garnisoun, F. garnison garrison,
   in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions, from garnir to
   garnish. See Garnish.] (Mil.)
   (a) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
   (b) A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its
       security.
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   In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in
      a fort or as one of a garrison.
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