• synonyms

garrison house



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


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Nearby words

garrick, david, garrigue, garrison, garrison cap, garrison finish, garrison house, garrison state, garrison, william lloyd, garron, garrot, garrote

Origin of garrison house

First recorded in 1670–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

  • The site has been fortified from an early day by garrison-house, stockade, or earth-work.