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Meaning of CANTONMENT

Pronunciation:  kan'tânmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
 

CANTONMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bivouac, camp, encampment
 
 See Also: boot camp, hutment, laager, lager, military quarters

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Can"ton*ment\, n. [Cf. F. cantonnement.]
A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to
a body of troops for quarters; temporary shelter or place of
rest for an army; quarters.

Note: When troops are sheltered in huts or quartered in the
      houses of the people during any suspension of
      hostilities, they are said to be in cantonment, or to
      be cantoned. In India, permanent military stations, or
      military towns, are termed cantonments.

 

 

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