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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings.

Usage examples (33)
  • Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio
  • (On camera): Miss Bowles lives here in one of San Francisco's most prestigious neighborhoods called presidio heights.
  • The Viceroy of Mexico now remembered the discovery of an excellent port by Viscaino, and resolved to found a "presidio" there.
  • The plat includes the irrigated area below the presidio. for more
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