Saturday, April 12, 2003
Definitions for bivouac
- An encampment for the night, usually under little or no shelter.
- To encamp for the night, usually under little or no shelter.
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Citations for bivouac
Rob had made his emergency bivouac just below the South Summit.
They were stopped by savage winds and forced to bivouac 153 m below the day's goal.
Origin of bivouac
Bivouac comes from French bivouac, from German Beiwache, "a watching or guarding," from bei, "by, near" + wachen, "to watch."