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Sentry box   /sˈɛntri bɑks/   Listen
Sentry box

A small shelter with an open front to protect a sentry from the weather.

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"Sentry box" Quotes from Famous Books

... Fr. guerite, a sentry box, can be traced back in the same way to Old Fr. garir (guerir), to save. Cotgrave explains it as "a place of refuge, and of safe retyrall," also "a sentrie, or little lodge for a sentinell, built on high." It is to this latter sense that we owe Eng. garret. ...
— The Romance of Words (4th ed.) • Ernest Weekley

... for the gardens in and around them. Each house that I saw had a vegetable garden that appeared well cultivated. In the corner of nearly every garden I observed a small building like a sentry box. In some doubt as to its use, I asked information of my Russian friends, and learned it was a temple where the family idols are kept and the owners ...
— Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar - Life • Thomas Wallace Knox

... find it, next to the barracks; a small, low building of the same dull yellow, set back in a little garden with a few palms and flowerbeds. Inside the gate was a red, blue, and white sentry box. But Max entered unchallenged, because at the door of the house stood the colonel, who came down a step to meet him. "Monsieur Doran!" he exclaimed ...
— A Soldier of the Legion • C. N. Williamson

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