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Meaning of OUTPOST

Pronunciation:  'awt`powst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops
  2. [n]  a settlement on the frontier of civilization
  3. [n]  a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
 

OUTPOST is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: frontier settlement, outstation
 
 See Also: colony, military post, post, post, settlement, station

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Out"post`\, n. (Mil.)
(a) A post or station without the limits of a camp, or at a
    distance from the main body of an army, for observation
    of the enemy.
(b) The troops placed at such a station.

 
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