guardhouse

noun
guard·house | \ˈgärd-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of guardhouse 

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

2 : a military jail

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Looking sensational in Ann Hould-Ward's costumes, Rose's Carmen wraps herself around the men and takes contemptuous swipes at the women, never relinquishing her control even when Joe is ordered to lead her off to the guardhouse for picking fights. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Carmen Jones': Theater Review," 28 June 2018 The estate also includes a caretaker’s house, a two-bedroom guardhouse, garages for 10 cars and additional parking around the property for more than 80 cars, the spokeswoman said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Los Angeles Mansion Shoots for a Record $135 Million," 12 June 2018 Thick wooden gates open to a winding drive that passes by a stone guardhouse and over a bridge to reach the 1936-built house. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "Home of the Week: Top o’ the world in Palos Verdes Estates," 26 May 2018 The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "Rapper T.I. Speaks Out After Public Intoxication Arrest Outside His Own Home," 16 May 2018 Here’s the drill: Sentinel cells, the guys at the guardhouse, alert your immune system when invaders appear. Houston Chronicle, "YouDocs0514," 13 May 2018 An apartment, guardhouse, pool and garage are included, all of which not in the best of shape. The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Housing in Cleveland's Gateway District has rich history," 31 July 2017 An apartment, guardhouse, pool and garage are included, all of which not in the best of shape. The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Housing in Cleveland's Gateway District has rich history," 31 July 2017 An apartment, guardhouse, pool and garage are included, all of which not in the best of shape. Jill Sell, cleveland.com, "Several Ohio cities place highly in real estate surveys and other news," 9 July 2017

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First Known Use of guardhouse

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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guardhouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of guardhouse

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

guardhouse

noun
guard·house | \ˈgärd-ˌhau̇s \

Kids Definition of guardhouse

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

2 : a military jail

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