What is an outpost?
Outpost this is a guard post, and this concept also includes a guard or guard detachment. It is formed by troops, mainly on the defensive, by the alleged enemy forces to prevent a surprise attack. The term was used in the armed forces of various states from the XNUMXth to the early XNUMXth century.
Term outpost is obsolete and no longer used by the military.
AVANPOST, outpost, husband. (French avant-poste). A guard detachment deployed in front of troops when they are close to the enemy; the place occupied by such a detachment (military). Set up an outpost. Stand at outposts. Source: explanatory dictionary D.N. Ushakov