pre·si·di·o (pr-sd-, -sd-)
A garrison, especially a fortress of the kind established in the southwest United States by the Spanish to protect their holdings and missions.http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictiona...
pre·si·di·o [ prə síddee ] (plural pre·si·di·os)
Southwestern U.S. fortress: a fortified settlement, especially of the type established by Spanish colonizers in the southwestern part of what is now the United Stateshttp://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictio...
Main Entry: pre·si·dio
Pronunciation: \pri-ˈsē-dē-ˌō, -ˈsi-, -ˈzē-, -ˈzi-\
Inflected Form(s): plural pre·si·di·os
Etymology: Spanish, from Latin praesidium
: a garrisoned place; especially : a military post or fortified settlement in areas currently or originally under Spanish controlhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presidio
pre·sidio (pri sid′ē ō′)
noun pl. presidios -·i·os′
a fortified place or military post, esp. in the SW U.S.http://www.yourdictionary.com/presidio
Part of Speech noun
Pronunciation prih sI di o
Inflected Forms presidios
Definition1.a fortress, garrison, or other military post, esp. one built by the Spanish in the southwestern United States.http://www.wordsmyth.net/live/home.php?script...
Presidio: The Spanish term for a place of defence such as; a fort, garrison or garrison town, or just a guard house. (L. praesidium, garrison).http://www.angelfire.com/wy/svenskildbiter/ma...