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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Garret \Gar"ret\, noun [OE. garite, garette, watchtower, place of lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, F. gu['e]rite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF. garir to preserve, save, defend, F. gu['e]rir to cure; of German origin; cf. OHG. werian to protect, defend, hinder, G. wehren, akin to Goth. warjan to hinder, and akin to E. weir, or perhaps to wary. See {Weir}, and cf. {Guerite}.]

1. A turret; a watchtower. [Obs.]

He saw men go up and down on the garrets of the gates and walls. --Ld. Berners.

2. That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.

The tottering garrets which overhung the streets of Rome. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

garret

noun

1: floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage [syn: {loft}, {attic}, {garret}]


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