Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A projecting turret for a sentry, as at the salient angles of works, or the acute angles of bastions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A projecting turret for a sentry, as at the salient angles of works, or the acute angles of bastions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., a small turret or box of wood or of masonry at the salient angles of works, on the top of the revetment, at the door of a public building, etc., to shelter a sentry; a sentry-box.

Etymologies

French guérite. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As she found her woman's attire too expensive, little suited for facing mud and rain, and in other respects inconvenient, she provided herself with a coat (redingote-guerite), trousers, and waistcoat of coarse grey cloth, a hat of the same colour, a large necktie, and boots with little iron heels.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

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