Guardroom
Guardroom Guard"room`, n. (Mil.) The room occupied by the guard during its term of duty; also, a room where prisoners are confined. [1913 Webster]

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  • guardroom — [gärd′ro͞om΄] n. Mil. 1. a room used by the members of a guard when not walking a post 2. a room in which military offenders are confined …   English World dictionary

  • guardroom — UK [ˈɡɑː(r)dˌruːm] / US [ˈɡɑrdˌrum] noun [countable] Word forms guardroom : singular guardroom plural guardrooms a room for soldiers who are working as guards, sometimes also used as a place for keeping military prisoners …   English dictionary

  • guardroom — noun Date: 1671 1. a room occupied by a military guard during its term of duty 2. a room where military prisoners are confined …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guardroom — /gahrd roohm , room /, n. 1. a room used by military guards during the period they are on duty. 2. a room in which military prisoners are kept. [1755 65; GUARD + ROOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • guardroom — noun a) A room used by soldiers when on guard b) A cell in which military prisoners are kept …   Wiktionary

  • guardroom — guard|room [ˈga:d rum, ru:m US ˈga:rd ] n a room for soldiers who are guarding a military camp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guardroom — guard|room [ gard,rum ] noun count a room for soldiers who are working as guards, sometimes also used as a place for keeping military prisoners …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guardroom — noun a room in a military base used to accommodate a guard or detain prisoners …   English new terms dictionary

  • guardroom — noun (C) a room, especially in a guardhouse, for soldiers who are guarding a military camp …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • guardroom — guard•room [[t]ˈgɑrdˌrum, ˌrʊm[/t]] n. 1) mil a room used by military guards during their period of duty 2) mil a room in which military prisoners are kept • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

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