winter quarters

noun
plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of winter quarters

: a winter residence or station (as of a military unit or a circus)

Examples of winter quarters in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Nicholas K. Geranios, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2022 Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Nicholas K. Geranios, USA TODAY, 25 May 2022 In April 1520, Magellan ordered winter quarters in the harbor of San Julián, in eastern Patagonia. Gerard Helferich, WSJ, 14 Aug. 2022 Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Nicholas K. Geranios, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2022 Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Nicholas K. Geranios, USA TODAY, 25 May 2022 Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Nicholas K. Geranios, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2022 Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Nicholas K. Geranios, USA TODAY, 25 May 2022 Hornet queens tend to emerge from winter quarters in the spring and establish nests to birth worker hornets. Nicholas K. Geranios, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of winter quarters

1632, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

4 Sep 2022

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“Winter quarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winter%20quarters. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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