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biv·ou·ac

 (bĭv′o͞o-ăk′, bĭv′wăk′)
n.
A temporary encampment often in an unsheltered area.
intr.v. biv·ou·acked, biv·ou·ack·ing, biv·ou·acs also biv·ou·acks
To camp in a bivouac.

[French, from German dialectal beiwacht, supplementary night watch : bei-, beside (from Middle High German bi-, from Old High German; see ambhi in Indo-European roots) + Wacht, watch, vigil (from Middle High German wahte, from Old High German wahta; see weg- in Indo-European roots).]
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Noun1.bivouacking - the act of encamping and living in tents in a campbivouacking - the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
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The Chronicle reported that the children had been found, with their parents, living in a bivouac shelter - basically a rough tent - first near the Coast Road and, later, near the Rising Sun Colliery.
Founded by an outdoor enthusiast who once designed space suits for NASA, Nemo Equipment has introduced a bivouac shelter called the Burrito.
Craig huddled down for the night under a nylon bivouac shelter and was found by rescuers after they heard his whistle.