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.

Origin of guardhouse

First recorded in 1585–95; guard + house
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guardhouse

/ (ˈɡɑːdˌhaʊs) /

noun

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