One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the rebels attacked the English garrison in their barracks’
armed force, force, military detachment, military unit, unit, platoon, brigade, regiment, squadron, battalion, company, legion, corps
troops, militia, soldiers
2‘the bombardment left gaping holes in the garrison’
fortress, fort, fortification, stronghold, blockhouse, citadel, camp, encampment, cantonment, command post, base, station
barracks, billet, quarters
1‘French infantry garrisoned the town’
defend, guard, protect, preserve, fortify, barricade, shield, secure
man, occupy, supply with troops
2‘the troops are garrisoned in various regions’
station, post, put on duty, assign, billet, deploy, install
base, site, place, position, locate, situate
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