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garrison house

  1. a style of early New England house in which the second floor projects beyond the first.
  2. blockhouse(def 2).
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Origin of garrison house

First recorded in 1670–80
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Historical Examples of 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.

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