garrison house

  1. a style of early New England house in which the second floor projects beyond the first.

Origin of garrison house

First recorded in 1670–80

Words Nearby garrison house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use garrison house in a sentence

  • As they approached a garrison-house, a few Indians were discovered, and a pursuit was given them.

  • "We must go to the McIntire garrison house some day," continued Clare.

    Brenda's Ward | Helen Leah Reed
  • I went out with Ezra Brown, to do some work on his farm, which was a mile from the garrison house where we lived.

    Ben Comee | M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • All, however, succeeded in gaining the garrison house, which was near at hand.

    King Philip | John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • At eight he presented himself again at the garrison house and found that he was not the only guest.

    Castle Craneycrow | George Barr McCutcheon