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base camp

a main encampment providing supplies, shelter, and communications for persons engaged in wide-ranging activities, as exploring, reconnaissance, hunting, or mountain climbing.
Origin of base camp
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have no experience of either; but a base camp in France would be hard to beat.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • One way and another a doctor in a base camp has a busy time of it.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • On November 24, Scrivenor went back to the base camp, as he had toothache.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
  • The camels had arrived at the expedition's base camp on the twenty-first of June.

    Hi Jolly! James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Suppose he moved forward in the direction of the base camp, taking everything with him?

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren

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