guardroom


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guard·room

 (gärd′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n.
1. A room used by guards on duty.
2. A room in which military prisoners are confined.

guardroom

(ˈɡɑːdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm)
n
1. (Military) a room used by guards
2. (Law) a room in which prisoners are confined under guard

guard•room

(ˈgɑrdˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

n.
1. a room used by military guards during their period of duty.
2. a room in which military prisoners are kept.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guardroom - a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
2.guardroom - a room used by soldiers on guard
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
Translations

guardroom

[ˈgɑːdrʊm] Ncuarto m de guardia

guardroom

[ˈgɑːdˌrʊm] n (Mil) → corpo di guardia
References in classic literature ?
Before me was a fair-sized chamber that, from its appointments, I knew must have at one time been a guardroom.
Beyond the therns several doorways opened off the guardroom, and toward the one upon the extreme right Lakor motioned.
Presently they came opposite our station; nor was I surprised to see that the two were Lakor and his companion of the guardroom.
Enter the guardroom," said the sergeant; "we will lay your case before the commandant of the post.
The guardroom was filled with citizens and common people, some playing, some drinking, some talking.
Now, I knew, my troubles would commence in earnest and indeed they were upon me all too soon, for it seemed that the squad had scarcely left the guardroom before one of their number burst in again breathlessly, crying that they had found their four comrades butchered in the antechamber.
de Treville and the guardroom of the Louvre with the accounts of his love scrapes, after having passed from professional ladies to military ladies, from the lawyer's dame to the baroness, there was question of nothing less with Porthos than a foreign princess, who was enormously fond of him.
Next came shields; but these I found it easier to steal from the walls of the outer guardroom of the building.
When I had read your note I did as you had bid, giving Parthak his choice of the harnesses in the guardroom, and later bringing the jewelled short-sword to him; but the minute that I had fulfilled the promise you evidently had made him, my obligation to him ceased.
The men, believed to be from the Sudan, were detained near the guardroom, taken into custody and passed to immigration officers.
According to the Academy Scribe, the PMA yearbook, the three-story building had been home to 'two cadet companies, the brigade staff room, the cadet guardroom and the club rooms [for] the extracurricular organizations.