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bivouac

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noun biv·ouac \ˈbi-və-ˌwak, ˈbiv-ˌwak\

Simple Definition of bivouac

  • : a temporary camp or shelter

Full Definition of bivouac

  1. 1 :  a usually temporary encampment under little or no shelter

  2. 2 a :  encampment usually for a night b :  a temporary or casual shelter or lodging


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bivouac

verb biv·ouac

Definition of bivouac

bivouackedbivouack·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a bivouac :  camp

  3. 2 :  to take shelter often temporarily

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to provide temporary quarters for <they were bivouacked in the gym during the storm>



Examples of bivouac

  1. <the army bivouacked for the night by the lake>

  2. <survivors of the tornado were bivouacked in the church basement>



1809

First Known Use of bivouac

1809



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