Outpost definitions

out'pōst'
A settlement on a frontier or border.
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Any remote place, branch, community, etc.
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An outlying settlement.
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The outpost did not have enough ammunition to resist a determined assault.

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The body of troops manning such a post.

Sgt. Smith fleeced most of the rest of the outpost of their earnings in their weekly game of craps.

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Beyond the border proper, there are three small outposts not officially under government protection.

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(chess) A square protected by a pawn that is in or near the enemy's stronghold.
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Origin of outpost