guard·​house | \ ˈgärd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce guardhouse (audio) \

Definition of guardhouse

1 : a building occupied by a guard or used as a headquarters by soldiers on guard duty
2 : a military jail

Examples of guardhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to space for trucks to dock and unload, plans call for a guardhouse, office space, fueling station, a maintenance shop and nearly 2,200 parking spaces. Joshua Bowling, The Arizona Republic, "FedEx truck hub planned for shuttered golf course near Luke Air Force Base despite opposition," 15 Sep. 2020 Other fires were set at a White House guardhouse, NBC News verified on Monday, that was later extinguished, as well as at retailers in the nation's capital. NBC News, "Chicago limits access to parts of city center as protest cleanup begins," 1 June 2020 Upon his eventual surrender, he was brought here and imprisoned in a guardhouse. Dallas News, "Beyond Yosemite: Four state parks to seek out off the beaten vacation path," 4 May 2020 The perimeter is marked by a stone fence and guardhouse where drivers on Sunday stopped to have their temperatures checked before entry. USA TODAY, "'The damage was done': 75 test positive for coronavirus at Texas facility," 4 Apr. 2020 All that remains of Samobor Castle’s original 13th-century structure are the ruins of the fortress’ guardhouse. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Watch Seven Medieval Castles’ Digital Reconstruction," 31 Mar. 2020 And a new guardhouse with license plate readers that record how many trips shuttle and limo vendors make to the center will be constructed. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "Cleveland Hopkins International Airport soon to break ground on expanded center for shuttle and limo service," 9 Mar. 2020 At the end of the drive, not far past the spot where a historical marker stands today, was once a guardhouse where armed men kept curious visitors at bay., "Accused podcast, Season 3, Chapter 8: The nuclear wrap-up," 28 Jan. 2020 The Main Post’s former guardhouse reopened in 2017 as the Presidio’s visitor center. San Francisco Chronicle, "But the trust can do only so much at a time.," 7 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of guardhouse

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Sep 2020

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“Guardhouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of guardhouse

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


guard·​house | \ ˈgärd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce guardhouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of guardhouse

1 : a building used as a headquarters by soldiers on guard duty
2 : a military jail

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