guardroom

noun guard·room \ ˈgärd-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of guardroom

1 : a room occupied by a military guard during its term of duty
2 : a room where military prisoners are confined

Examples of guardroom in a Sentence

  1. hauled the prisoners of war into the guardroom and sent for the doctor on duty

First Known Use of guardroom

1671

guardroom Synonyms

Synonyms
bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, jail, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]
Related Words
bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk (s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training school
Near Antonyms
outside


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