verb (used without object), biv·ou·acked, biv·ou·ack·ing.
Examples from the Web for bivouacking
Several days after we were out, the headquarters were resting or bivouacking at a large, old-fashioned tavern.The Boy Spy|Joseph Kerby
The sepoys had succeeded in crossing the river and were bivouacking immediately in front of them.Forty-one years in India|Frederick Sleigh Roberts
You must and shall get that fortune between you, or we shall be bivouacking in the workhouse before you can say Jack Robinson!The Fortunes of the Farrells|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The soldiers, bivouacking in the front yard, stared in amazement as she rode past.A Dream of Empire|William Henry Venable
The regiments left behind remained where they were, and commenced their experience of military life by bivouacking on the plain.Boscobel: or, the royal oak|William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for bivouacking
verb -acs, -acking or -acked
Word Origin for bivouac
Word Origin and History for bivouacking
1702, from French bivouac (17c.), ultimately from Swiss/Alsatian biwacht "night guard," from bei- "double, additional" + wacht "guard" (see wait (v.)). Original meaning was an army that stayed up on night watch; sense of "outdoor camp" is 1853. Not a common word in English before the Napoleonic Wars. Italian bivacco is from French. As a verb, 1809, "to post troops in the night;" meaning "camp out of doors" is from 1814.