- guard duty.
- a building used for the temporary detention of military prisoners.
Origin of guardhouse
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for guardhouse
Leon stopped at the guardhouse, which was crawling with prison guards and anxious security personnel.John Grisham's First Short Story: Part Two
October 26, 2009
A man-at-arms lounged out of the guardhouse to inquire our business.The Strolling Saint
You are going to the guardhouse for disobedience and bad language and impertinence.The Long Roll
Thus, by forcing their way into the guardhouse, the friars, brought him into the city.
He brought out the pistol he'd taken off the captain in the guardhouse.
Finally, at noon a new officer checked in for duty at the guardhouse.
- 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