Definition of winter quarters 

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

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These were honey-buzzards, heading south to winter quarters in Africa. Jenny Uglow, WSJ, "‘The Wonderful Mr. Willughby’ Review: Hatching a New Science," 5 July 2018 This year’s special weekend, March 10 and 11, will feature areas including the aquatic and reptile center, winter quarters, the train shop and the commissary. Jennifer Diliberti-shea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go behind the scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo to be educated and entertained," 5 Mar. 2018 Other than the Bagel Buggy being gone from the heart of town late on a Friday night, not much has changed in the last 40 years, since winter quarter of my junior year. Peter King, SI.com, "The Offseason of Quarterback Movement: Early Guesses on Who Goes Where in Free Agency, Draft," 18 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of winter quarters

1632, in the meaning defined above

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