noun out·post \ˈat-ˌpōst\

: a large military camp that is in another country or that is far from a country's center of activity

: a small town in a place that is far away from other towns or cities

Full Definition of OUTPOST

a :  a security detachment dispatched by a main body of troops to protect it from enemy surprise
b :  a military base established by treaty or agreement in another country
a :  an outlying or frontier settlement
b :  an outlying branch or position of a main organization or group

Examples of OUTPOST

  1. an American outpost in Africa
  2. The city was established as a military outpost in the 1800s.
  3. a remote outpost of the old British Empire

First Known Use of OUTPOST



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