[ noun ] (military) a fortified military post where troops are stationed
Used in print(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
The chevaux_de_frise , those sharp stakes and barriers around the fort at the Battery , pointed to a conflict between the town and sea_power rolling in glassy swells as the tide came_in .
[ noun ] (military) a fortified defensive structure
Used in print(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
On Big_Stone_Lake near the headwaters of the Red_River , Robert_Dickson , Superintendent of the Western Indian_Department of Canada , had a trading_post and planned in 1818 to build a fort to be defended by twenty men and two small artillery pieces .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3127