American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A building that accommodates a military guard.
- n. A jail for the detention of military personnel guilty of minor offenses or awaiting court-martial.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building in which a military guard is stationed for the care of prisoners confined in it and for the relief of sentries.
- n. A place for the temporary detention of civil prisoners under guard.
- n. The building housing military police
- n. A small security station, often at the entrance to a facility or a city.
- n. A military prison
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mil.) A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.
- n. a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained
“This very large home had a guardhouse, and atop the guardhouse was a tee.”
“But in the army of my day, any soldier (or indeed discomfited general) who spent too much time twisting about the language of regulations in his own favor was called a guardhouse lawyer.”
“The guardhouse was the little smoking-room where Tom and Frenchy had sat upon the sill and talked and Frenchy had given him the iron button.”
“But why do you say she was built like that particular kind of guardhouse, as opposed to, say, the cast concrete block East German/Polish border guardhouse?”
“For his misconduct Peter Slade was confined in the "guardhouse" for three days.”
“Tad Sobber was impudent, and as a consequence was marched off to a storeroom which was occasionally used as a "guardhouse" by the teachers and Captain Putnam.”
“I contemplated of forging a letter from the management to complain about the noise pollution he’s causing (it’s been two weeks) but resorted to calling the guardhouse and asked the guards to tell him instead.”
“Mr. Rasheed, slowed, waved at the attendant stationed in the guardhouse.”
“The irony was that there was a big poster in the US border guardhouse.”
“On the other side of the guardhouse, Ensign Nordon fell to the grass, knocked over by an Andorian who had cleared the gate and charged him like an enraged bull.”
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