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guardhouse

[gahrd-hous] /ˈgɑrdˌhaʊs/
noun, plural guardhouses
[gahrd-hou-ziz] /ˈgɑrdˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty.
2.
a building used for the temporary detention of military prisoners.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; guard + house
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British Dictionary definitions for guard-house

guardhouse

/ˈɡɑːdˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(military) a building serving as the headquarters or a post for military police and in which military prisoners are detained
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