noun, plural guardhouses [gahrd-hou-ziz] .
a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty.
a building used for the temporary detention of military prisoners.

1585–95; guard + house Unabridged
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guardhouse (ˈɡɑːdˌhaʊs)
military a building serving as the headquarters or a post for military police and in which military prisoners are detained

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Example sentences
We sat for hours before a mid-level official in the management of the compound
  arrived at the guardhouse.
Note also the guardhouse in the center of what was probably originally intended
  to be a public street.
Across the railroad tracks from the guardhouse a commissary house once stood.
Photographs and first hand accounts of life at the boarding school are
  exhibited throughout the guardhouse.
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