- a station established at a distance from the main body of an army to protect it from surprise attack: We keep only a small garrison of men at our desert outposts.
- the body of troops stationed there; detachment or perimeter guard.
- an outlying settlement, installation, position, etc.
- After all, local materials would be most practical if people ever build outposts on the Red Planet.
- In reality, though, freezers likely won’t be the reason these more remote outposts don’t get vaccines.
- I heard someone ask about building the military outpost in the South China Sea.
- Take in the live tunes along with the newest outpost of Union Pie, which slings crispy bar-style pizzas on the Wharf.
- The moves cast uncertainty over the future of the Everett, Washington, campus—the company’s largest outpost.
- Today, the city is an Asian hipster outpost, with shopping malls, clothing boutiques, and mixologist-prepared cocktails.
- The Cubans pulled up to the outpost and crammed the survivors into an open-body jeep and a pickup truck.
- Zalwar Khan recalled he occasionally marched to the Korengal Outpost seeking the release of detained villagers.
- A former store manager at a Malibu, California outpost filed a lawsuit in December of 2012.
- On July 4, 2009, a human wave of insurgents attacked the joint U.S./Afghan outpost at Zerok.
- If the military situation permits, all troops are put into quarters, only the outpost troops bivouacking.
- I lost no time in crossing and had barely cleared the river-bank before I was held up by an outpost.
- For fifty years it was a kind of outpost of that part of the State.
- He might be a Boer outpost anxious to ascertain if we were Englishmen.
- Before he was twenty he was learning outpost duty in the Austrian frontier cavalry.