guardhouse

[ gahrd-hous ]
/ ˈgɑrdˌhaʊs /

noun, plural guard·hous·es [gahrd-hou-ziz]. /ˈgɑrdˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty.
a building used for the temporary detention of military prisoners.

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of guardhouse

First recorded in 1585–95; guard + house
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for guardhouse

British Dictionary definitions for guardhouse

guardhouse
/ (ˈɡɑːdˌhaʊs) /

noun

military a building serving as the headquarters or a post for military police and in which military prisoners are detained
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012