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guardhouse

[ gahrd-hous ]

noun

, plural guard·hous·es [gahrd, -hou-ziz].
  1. a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty.
  2. a building used for the temporary detention of military prisoners.


guardhouse

/ ˈɡɑːdˌhaʊs /

noun

  1. military a building serving as the headquarters or a post for military police and in which military prisoners are detained


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Word History and Origins

Origin of guardhouse1

First recorded in 1585–95; guard + house

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Example Sentences

Leon stopped at the guardhouse, which was crawling with prison guards and anxious security personnel.

"Take those men to the guardhouse," he ordered curtly, pointing an accusing finger at Hicks and Bevans.

"Monsieur Brigadier, conduct this gentleman to the guardhouse," firmly ordered Lecour.

The villagers bound and dragged him to the nearest guardhouse at Bourg-la-Reine.

In front of the log guardhouse the sergeant quickly formed the two reliefs not on post.

In a guardhouse asleep when Bobby came into the Castle, he had not seen the little dog before and knew nothing about him.

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