Gar"ret (?), n. [OE. garite, garette, watchtower, place of lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, F. gu'erite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF. garir to preserve, save, defend, F. gu'erir to cure; of German origin; cf. OHG. werian to protect, defend, hinder, G. wehren, akin to Goth. warjan to hinder, and akin to E. weir, or perhaps to wary. See Weir, and cf. Guerite.]

1.

A turret; a watchtower.

[Obs.]

He saw men go up and down on the garrets of the gates and walls.
Ld. Berners.

2.

That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.

The tottering garrets which overhung the streets of Rome.
Macaulay.

 

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