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can·ton·ment(kăn-tōn′mənt, -tŏn′-, -to͞on′-)
a. A group of temporary or long-term billets for troops.
b. Assignment of troops to temporary or long-term quarters.
2. A permanent military installation in India.
a. A site where weapons collected from armed factions are stored under guard, as after a ceasefire.
b. The collection and storage of such weapons.
[From canton, to quarter soldiers.]
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(esp formerly) n
1. (Military) a large training camp
2. (Military) living accommodation, esp the winter quarters of a campaigning army
3. (Historical Terms) history a permanent military camp in British India
4. (Military) history a permanent military camp in British India
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can•ton•ment(kænˈtɒn mənt, -ˈtoʊn-; esp. Brit. kənˈtun-)
1. a usu. large camp for training military personnel.
2. military quarters.
3. the winter quarters of an army.
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|Noun||1.||cantonment - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"|
boot camp - camp for training military recruits
hutment - an encampment of huts (chiefly military)
military quarters - living quarters for personnel on a military post
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cantonment[kənˈtuːnmənt] N → acantonamiento m
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n → Truppenunterkunft f, → Kantonnement nt (old)
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