- a style of early New England house in which the second floor projects beyond the first.
- blockhouse(def 2).
Origin of garrison house
First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for garrison house
After her return she lived quietly at the garrison-house until the summer of the next year.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The site has been fortified from an early day by garrison-house, stockade, or earth-work.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast
Samuel Adams Drake
As they approached a garrison-house, a few Indians were discovered, and a pursuit was given them.Great Events in the History of North and South America
Charles A. Goodrich