Definition of garrison :
1. A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
2. A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.
3. To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
4. To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.
- " From that day there was a party raised against us in the garrison. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
- But though the little garrison was awakened to a sense of its danger, very soon after the steamer had taken its departure, it did not realise the fact that they had all been deceived. - "Middy and Ensign", G. Manville Fenn.
- The difference of situation is vital, and the foreign garrison should be prepared to defend itself at an instant's notice against a foe who may command the sea. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.