[ kan-ton-muh nt, -tohn-; especially British kan-toon-muh nt ]
/ kænˈtɒn mənt, -ˈtoʊn-; especially British kænˈtun mənt /


a camp, usually of large size, where men are trained for military service.
military quarters.
the winter quarters of an army.

Origin of cantonment

1750–60; < French cantonnement, equivalent to cantonne(r) to quarter troops (see canton) + -ment -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cantonment

/ (kənˈtuːnmənt) /

noun military (esp formerly)

a large training camp
living accommodation, esp the winter quarters of a campaigning army
history a permanent military camp in British India
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