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 (bĭv′o͞o-ăk′, bĭv′wăk′)
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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References in classic literature ?
Never are they so happy as when on long and rough expeditions, toiling up rivers or coasting lakes; encamping at night on the borders, gossiping round their fires, and bivouacking in the open air.
The process due to begin today, August 28 will now take place on September 11.Danish Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian victim Maren Ueland, 28,were beheaded in December 2018 when they were bivouacking at mount Toubkal in the Imlil region, 80 kilometers from Marrakech.
My Welsh nephew came to visit after bivouacking on the Canadian prairies for 37 days.