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.

In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in a fort or as one of a garrison.

 

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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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