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Garrison (various spellings) (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, "to equip") is the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, of more than 50 men, but now often simply using it as a home base. The station is usually a city, town, fort, castle or similar. For example, the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry (U.S.) is garrisoned at West Point. Garrison town is a common expression for any town that has a military barracks.

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British garrison

In the modern British Army, garrison also specifically refers to any of the major military stations such as Aldershot, Catterick, Colchester, Tidworth, Warminster and London, which have more than one barracks or camp and their own military headquarters, usually commanded by a Colonel, Brigadier or Major-General, assisted by a Garrison Sergeant Major. In Ireland, football has historically been termed the "garrison game" due to its connections with British military serving in Ireland.[1]

Israeli garrison

In Israel, a garrison unit (Hebrew: חיל מצב‎; cheil matzav) is a regular unit defending a specified zone such as a city, a province, a castle or fortress, or even a single building.

References

  1. ^ An Fear Rua - Garrison, Gallic and Gaelic

References

  • Nouveau petit Larousse illustré, 1952 (French encyclopedic dictionary)


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Etymology

Old English garnisoun, French garnison garrison, in Old French & Old English also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See garnish.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
garrison

Plural
garrisons

garrison (plural garrisons)

  1. A permanent military post.
  2. The troops stationed at such a post.

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Verb

Infinitive
to garrison

Third person singular
garrisons

Simple past
garrisoned

Past participle
garrisoned

Present participle
garrisoning

to garrison (third-person singular simple present garrisons, present participle garrisoning, simple past and past participle garrisoned)

  1. To assign troops to a military post
  2. To convert into a military fort

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