guardhouse

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guard·house

 (gärd′hous′)
n.
1. A building that accommodates a military guard.
2. A jail for the detention of military personnel guilty of minor offenses or awaiting court-martial.

guardhouse

(ˈɡɑːdˌhaʊs)
n
(Military) military a building serving as the headquarters or a post for military police and in which military prisoners are detained

guard•house

(ˈgɑrdˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty or for the temporary detention of prisoners.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guardhouse - a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detainedguardhouse - a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained
HQ, military headquarters, headquarters - the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command; "the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Translations

guardhouse

[ˈgɑːdhaʊs] N (guardhouses (pl)) [ˈgɑːdˌhaʊzɪz] (for guards) → cuartel m de la guardia; (for prisoners) → cárcel f militar

guardhouse

n (Mil, for soldiers) → Wachlokal nt, → Wachstube f; (for prisoners) → Arrestlokal nt, → Bunker m (sl)

guardhouse

[ˈgɑːdˌhaʊs] n (for guards) → corpo di guardia; (for prisoners) → sala di disciplina
References in classic literature ?
He made no objection, then took me to the commandant, who heard my story and coldly ordered Briscoe to take me to the guardhouse.
When they had all been brought for the night to a large house on the Zubov Rampart that was being used as a guardhouse, Pierre was placed apart under strict guard.
The carriage stopped, the officer descended, approached the guardhouse, a dozen soldiers came out and formed themselves in order; Dantes saw the reflection of their muskets by the light of the lamps on the quay.
Both of them uttered loud and furious cries, at the sound of which the whole of the first body of the advanced guard poured out of the guardhouse.
There was the usual stoppage at the barrier guardhouse, and the usual lanterns came glancing forth for the usual examination and inquiry.
de Comminges and desire him to shut himself up with his men in the guardhouse and in the stables.
The sentinel at the outer guardhouse stopped Aramis's further progress, asking him, in a rough tone of voice, what had brought him there.
From his office I was led to a guardhouse, in which I found about fifty half-naked whites, clad in the skins of wild beasts.