from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room used by guards on duty.
- n. A room in which military prisoners are confined.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A room used by soldiers when on guard
- n. A cell in which military prisoners are kept
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The room occupied by the guard during its term of duty; also, a room where prisoners are confined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room for the accommodation of guards.
- n. A room where military delinquents are confined.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined
- n. a room used by soldiers on guard
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It was a little wooden barrack, surrounded by a wall of the same material; a sentinel stood at the gate, I passed by him, and, entering the building, found myself in a rude kind of guardroom; several soldiers were lying asleep on a wooden couch at one end, others lounged on benches by the side of a turf fire.
The two sat on a wobbly mattress in a guardroom, the only spot they could find to talk privately in a block that holds petty criminals and insurgents who openly discuss their hatred of foreigners.
All the way to the guardroom. on March 11, 2010 at 4: 02 pm Finger Moose
The guardroom was closed and no one was outside, so I cut the wire.
The guards were always inside the guardroom by a fire, so for two men to disappear for half an hour was easy.
They walked round the outside of the wire and so, as the sun was hot, we decided to sunbathe in the corner furthest away from the guardroom.
They took us to an army camp close by, put us in a guardroom cell, gave us a feed and then took us before their commandant for interrogation.
And then we drove on to Montmirail, a private chateau where we saw the 12th Century guardroom where Henri II signed his will sharing his kingdom among his three squabbling sons.
We've left the guardroom in Moria, and are climbing.
“Tell me this, Mr. Brereton,” said Cromwell as the groom sat on the chair in the guardroom of the Tower.
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