fort Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
noun a fortified defensive structure
verb gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
verb enclose by or as if by a fortification
verb station (troops) in a fort
(Mil.) A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; a fortification.
Detached works, depending solely on their own strength, belong to the class of works termed forts. Farrow.
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