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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