from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A building that accommodates a military guard.
  • noun A jail for the detention of military personnel guilty of minor offenses or awaiting court-martial.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A building in which a military guard is stationed for the care of prisoners confined in it and for the relief of sentries.
  • noun A place for the temporary detention of civil prisoners under guard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil.) A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The building housing military police
  • noun A small security station, often at the entrance to a facility or a city.
  • noun A military prison

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained


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