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guardhouse

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noun guard·house \ˈgärd-ˌhau̇s\

Simple Definition of guardhouse

  • : a building for soldiers who are watching something (such as an entrance)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guardhouse

  1. 1 :  a building occupied by a guard or used as a headquarters by soldiers on guard duty

  2. 2 :  a military jail


GUARDHOUSE Defined for Kids

guardhouse

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noun guard·house \ˈgärd-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of guardhouse for Students

  1. 1 :  a building used as a headquarters by soldiers on guard duty

  2. 2 :  a military jail




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