Definition of outpost noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    outpost

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈaʊtpoʊst//
     
     
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  1. 1a small military camp away from the main army, used for watching an enemy's movements, etc.
  2. 2a small town or group of buildings in a lonely part of a country a remote outpost the last outpost of civilization
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