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Cantonment   Listen

Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers.  Synonyms: bivouac, camp, encampment.

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... aspects of the East. They attended a not unimportant war on the northern frontier, another one on our western boundary, and a third in Upper Burma. Then their regiment sat still to recruit, and the boundless monotony of cantonment life was their portion. They were drilled morning and evening on the same dusty parade-ground. They wandered up and down the same stretch of dusty white road, attended the same church and the same grog- shop, and slept in the same lime-washed barn of a barrack for two long ...
— Life's Handicap • Rudyard Kipling

... might require. For the housing and training of the enlarged National Guard, sixteen tent-camps were established in the South; and for the National Army, sixteen cantonments, built of wood and capable of housing 40,000 men each. A cantonment comprised 1,000 to 1,200 buildings, and was virtually a city with highways, sewers, water supply, laundries and hospitals.[4] The problem of obtaining supplies was as great as that of housing and training the army. An entire city was erected ...
— The United States Since The Civil War • Charles Ramsdell Lingley

Words linked to "Cantonment" :   armed forces, canton, armed services, lager, war machine, military quarters, laager, military machine, boot camp, military, hutment

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