Definition of 'garrison'
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Their usual lot was to be posted to a garrison town where they had little to do. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)They were held at a military garrison. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The villa was up the road from a large garrison. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a long throw from the army garrison at Catterick. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It did not become a major garrison fort until the 4th century. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The resistance of the besieged garrison had thus become the great symbol of Nationalist heroism. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeHe was soon sent to Hong Kong to reinforce the small garrison. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Elegant barracks were erected in the 18th century for a British garrison and still survive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That is ten whole battalions, or more than the entire military garrison in Iraq. The Sun (2008)In 1832 Argentina dispatched a military garrison to the islands. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When morning came, panic gripped the German garrison. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Still, in provincial garrison towns they cut something of a figure and many officers could find wives from well-off families. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)A military garrison was opened to house about 100 of the 250 left homeless. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A senior officer pointed out that the academy is NOT a military garrison. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'garrison'
British English: garrison NOUN
A garrison is a group of soldiers whose task is to guard the town or building where they live.
...a five-hundred-man army garrison.
British English: garrison VERB
To garrison a place means to put soldiers there in order to protect it.
...troops still garrisoned the country.
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