from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Bachelor Officers' Quarters

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  • Bachelors' Officers' Quarters


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  • Lieutenant Timothy Washington Jackson, Infantry, hadn't cleaned up yet, but was almost ready to leave for his place in the bachelor officers 'quarters, called the BOQ, or merely The Q.

    Clear and Present Danger

  • The LA County officers 'quarters - or "BOQ" as the inmates call them - were the first to catch fire.

    Whittier Daily News Most Viewed

  • The LA County officers 'quarters _ or "BOQ" as the inmates call them _ were the first to catch fire.


  • Our favorite places include the BOQ and Navy Lodge at NAS North Island, on the white beaches of San Diego, and the Navy Lodge at NAS Key West, where you can rent a motorboat for a few dollars per day.

    Married to the Military

  • Officers/NCOs in barrack/BOQ should be able to check out their own weapons for carry on duty or concealed off duty.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Second Amendment on Military Bases

  • Seriously-I was without my household goods from December to November a combination of deployment/PCS/long wait in BOQ/billeting and the thing I missed most was my pepper grinder.

    In Limbo - SpouseBUZZ

  • The vehicles were ominously parked across from the first BOQ on the right—their destination.

    Deception Plan

  • Shadowy figures with flashlights could be seen darting between the remaining BOQ buildings.

    Deception Plan

  • Resuming their trek toward his BOQ, he took out his radio and turned up the volume.

    Deception Plan

  • Arriving at her BOQ room, Caralyn immediately checked the messages on her answering machine.

    Deception Plan


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