Meaning of presidio

pre•sid•i•o

Pronunciation: (pri-sid'ē-ō" Sp. pre-sē'&thslashyô), [key]
— pl. -sid•i•os
  1. a garrisoned fort; military post.
  2. a Spanish penal settlement.
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