a garrisoned fort; military post.
a Spanish penal settlement.
- pre·sid·i·al, pre·sid·i·ar·y [pri-sid-ee-er-ee], /prɪˈsɪd iˌɛr i/, adjective
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How to use presidio in a sentence
Mounted orderlies were dashing at breakneck speed between the presidio and the city.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
A Citizens' Patrol had been formed to protect the still unburned districts, each man provided with arms at the presidio.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
A fort was erected where the present presidio stands, and later a battery of cannon was placed at Black Point.Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
Carmen has wheedled the surgeon of the presidio to such good purpose that she has managed to get her rom out of prison.Carmen | Prosper Merimee
The result is best shown by medical reports from the Fifteenth Infantry, lately stationed at the presidio.The Road of a Thousand Wonders | Passenger Dept. Southern Pacific Co
British Dictionary definitions for presidio
a military post or establishment, esp in countries under Spanish control
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