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cantonment


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cantonment  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cantonment 
  n  :  temporary  living  quarters  specially  built  by  the  army  for 
  soldiers;  "wherever  he  went  in  the  camp  the  men  were 
  grumbling"  [syn:  {camp},  {encampment},  {bivouac}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cantonment,  FL 
  Zip  code(s):  32533 




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