fort /ˈfort, ˈfɔrt/
Fort n. 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.
n 1: a fortified military post where troops are stationed [syn: garrison]
2: a fortified defensive structure [syn: fortress]
v 1: gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
[syn: fort up]
2: enclose by or as if by a fortification [syn: fortify]
3: station (troops) in a fort