Definitions

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

  • noun A room used by guards on duty.
  • noun A room in which military prisoners are confined.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room for the accommodation of guards.
  • noun A room where military delinquents are confined.

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

  • noun (Mil.) The room occupied by the guard during its term of duty; also, a room where prisoners are confined.

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

  • noun A room used by soldiers when on guard
  • noun A cell in which military prisoners are kept

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

  • noun a cell in which soldiers who are prisoners are confined
  • noun a room used by soldiers on guard

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Examples

  • 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.

    Lavengro

  • 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.

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • 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.

    John Keay

  • All the way to the guardroom. on March 11, 2010 at 4: 02 pm Finger Moose

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  • 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.

    John Keay

  • 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.

    American former beauty queen defending foreigners stuck in Afghan legal system

  • The guardroom was closed and no one was outside, so I cut the wire.

    John Keay

  • 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.

    American former beauty queen defending foreigners stuck in Afghan legal system

  • The guards were always inside the guardroom by a fire, so for two men to disappear for half an hour was easy.

    John Keay

  • 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.

    Beth Arnold: Letter From Paris: A Chateau Weekend

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