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guardroom

[gahrd-room, -roo m] /ˈgɑrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room used by military guards during the period they are on duty.
2.
a room in which military prisoners are kept.
Origin of guardroom
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; guard + room
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Examples from the Web for guardroom
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  • I passed the night in the guardroom, chilled and wet, and now and then light-headed.

    The Making Of A Novelist David Christie Murray
  • Any time now, the major could be coming around to check the guardroom.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole
  • "Remove all the prisoners, for the present, to the guardroom," said the lieutenant.

  • When we got to the guardroom the sergeant said it was a serious job, and he must send her to prison.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • We passed through the doorway at the end of the salon—and there was my guardroom!

  • These were taken to a guardroom until allotted to the various wards.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • Then Jack was led from the office to the rear of the Hall, where there was a sort of guardroom.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield
  • The guardroom is really meant for the criminal and the hopeless fool.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • They could do nothing with him except chuck him in the guardroom.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • A voice from the guardroom in the barbican answer'd him through the darkness.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
British Dictionary definitions for guardroom

guardroom

/ˈɡɑːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room used by guards
2.
a room in which prisoners are confined under guard
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