guardroom

[ gahrd-room, -room ]
/ ˈgɑrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun

a room used by military guards during the period they are on duty.
a room in which military prisoners are kept.

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Origin of guardroom

First recorded in 1755–65; guard + room
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British Dictionary definitions for guardroom

guardroom
/ (ˈɡɑːdˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

a room used by guards
a room in which prisoners are confined under guard
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