cantonment definition

  • noun:
    • a team of temporary billets for soldiers.
    • Assignment of troops to short-term quarters.
    • A permanent armed forces installation in India.
    • Temporary army living quarters.
    • A town or village, or section of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters.
    • A permanent military place.
    • A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of soldiers for quarters; short-term refuge or host to rest for an army; quarters.
    • part or division of a town or town assigned to a certain regiment of troops; especially, in India, a permanent armed forces place forming the nucleus for the European quarter of a city.
    • plural The dwelling-places occupied by an army during any suspension system of active functions on the go; the short-term refuge, other than that of tents, which an army may periodically simply take, as whenever, during a season of excessive temperature, the soldiers tend to be distributed in villages, houses, etc., but so as to not be commonly scattered; army quarters; specifically, winter months quarters of an army.
    • The inserting of soldiers in temporary quarters.
    • short-term living quarters especially built because of the military for soldiers
    • a small grouping of short-term billets for troops.
    • Assignment of soldiers to temporary quarters.
    • A permanent military set up in Asia.
    • Temporary military living quarters.
    • A town or town, or element of a town or village, assigned to a body of soldiers for quarters.
    • A permanent armed forces place.
    • A town or town, or section of a town or town, assigned to a body of soldiers for quarters; temporary housing or host to sleep for an army; quarters.
    • a component or division of a town or village assigned to a certain regiment of troops; particularly, in Asia, a permanent army station forming the nucleus of European quarter of a city.
    • plural The dwelling-places occupied by an army during any suspension of energetic operations in the field; the temporary protection, besides that of tents, which an army may periodically take, as whenever, during a season of exorbitant heat, the soldiers tend to be distributed in villages, houses, etc., but whilst not to ever be commonly spread; armed forces quarters; particularly, the winter quarters of an army.
    • The inserting of troops in temporary quarters.
    • temporary lifestyle quarters especially built because of the military for soldiers

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