cantonment

noun
can·​ton·​ment | \kan-ˈtōn-mənt, -ˈtän- also -ˈtün- \

Definition of cantonment 

1 : usually temporary quarters for troops

2 : a permanent military station in India

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Machar's troops are expected to go to cantonment sites for training to be unified with the government army. Sam Mednick, Fox News, "South Sudan's president grants amnesty to Machar, all rebels," 9 Aug. 2018 Image The actions are similar to those used against Pakistan’s biggest cable news network, Geo TV, which cable providers in military cantonment areas started blocking in March. Douglas Schorzman, New York Times, "In Pre-Election Pakistan, a Military Crackdown Is the Real Issue," 6 June 2018 In the first week of March, Geo News was shut down in cantonment areas across the country and residential neighborhoods that are administered by the military. Salman Masood, New York Times, "Top Pakistani News Channel Is Forced Off Air, and Eyes Are on the Military," 6 Apr. 2018 Pakistan sheltered Osama bin Laden for years, right beside a military cantonment. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "To save Afghanistan, Trump needs new strategy toward terrorist-enabler Pakistan | Trudy Rubin," 12 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cantonment

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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