noun Date: 1592 1. a building occupied by a guard or used as a headquarters by soldiers on guard duty 2. a military jail

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  • Guardhouse — Guard house , n. (Mil.) A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock up. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guardhouse — (also guardroom) ► NOUN ▪ a building used to accommodate a military guard or to detain military prisoners …   English terms dictionary

  • guardhouse — [gärd′hous΄] n. Mil. 1. a building used by the members of a guard when not walking a post 2. a building where personnel are confined for minor offenses or while awaiting court martial …   English World dictionary

  • Guardhouse — A guardhouse (also known as a watch house, guard building, guard booth, guard shack, security booth, security building, or sentry building) is a building used to house personnel and security equipment. Guardhouses have historically been… …   Wikipedia

  • guardhouse — UK [ˈɡɑː(r)dˌhaʊs] / US [ˈɡɑrdˌhaʊs] noun [countable] Word forms guardhouse : singular guardhouse plural guardhouses UK [ˈɡɑː(r)dˌhaʊzɪz] / US [ˈɡɑrdˌhaʊzəz] a building for soldiers who are working as guards, sometimes also used as a place for… …   English dictionary

  • guardhouse — /gahrd hows /, n., pl. guardhouses / how ziz/. 1. a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty. 2. a building used for the temporary detention of military prisoners. [1585 95; GUARD + HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • guardhouse — noun a) The building housing military police b) A small security station, often at the entrance to a facility or a city …   Wiktionary

  • guardhouse — Synonyms and related words: POW camp, bastille, black hole, borstal, borstal institution, bridewell, brig, cell, concentration camp, condemned cell, death cell, death house, death row, detention camp, federal prison, forced labor camp, gaol,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • guardhouse — guard|house [ˈga:dhaus US ˈga:rd ] n a building for soldiers who are guarding the entrance to a military camp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guardhouse — guard|house [ gard,haus ] noun count a building 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

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