Definition of Cantonment

1. Noun. Temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers. "Wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

Exact synonyms: Bivouac, Camp, Encampment
Specialized synonyms: Boot Camp, Hutment, Laager, Lager
Generic synonyms: Military Quarters
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Bivouac, Camp, Canton



Definition of Cantonment

1. n. 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.

Definition of Cantonment

1. Noun. Temporary military living quarters. ¹

2. Noun. A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters. ¹

3. Noun. (India) A permanent military station. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cantonment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cantonment

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cantles
cantlet
cantlets
cantlie line
cantling
canto
canton
cantonal
cantoned
cantoning
cantonize
cantonized
cantonizes
cantonizing
cantonment (current term)
cantonments
cantons
cantoon
cantoons
cantopop
cantor
cantoral
cantorial
cantoris
cantors
cantos
cantour
cantraip
cantraips

Literary usage of Cantonment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"... and established a cantonment south of the town. ... force under Fleury surprised the British detachment ; after which the cantonment was removed to ..."

2. Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A. Miles by Nelson Appleton Miles, Marion Perry Maus (1896)
"HILE the work of constructing the cantonment was going on, and preparations were being made for an active winter campaign, I went with a small escort over ..."

3. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Martha Joanna Lamb, Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, John Austin Stevens (1883)
"5 THE LAST cantonment OF THE MAIN CONTINENTAL ARMY OF THE REVOLUTION are but ... The French auxiliary army meanwhile went into cantonment for the winter in ..."

4. The History of Pittsfield, (Berkshire County,) Massachusetts by Joseph Edward Adams Smith (1876)
"CHAPTER X, WAR OF 1812—cantonment AND DEPOT FOR PRISONERS OF WAR, [1811-1815. ... and its effect—The cantonment established—Barracks erected—Troops ..."

5. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1906)
"ON the afternoon of the i8th of May, I left the cantonment of Leavenworth amid a very heavy rain, which continuing on the i gth I lay-to, and made my people ..."

6. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1906)
"ON the afternoon of the 18th of May, I left the cantonment of Leavenworth amid a very heavy rain, which continuing on the ..."

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