Definition of cantonment in English:
1A military garrison or camp.
- The entry of vehicles on the roads opposite cantonments has been restricted.
- Meanwhile, the Raising day of the 15 Corps of the Army was celebrated with traditional fervour at the Badami Bagh cantonment here.
- The most important element in security sector reform is securing the future of Maoist soldiers residing in cantonments.
1.1 historical A permanent military station in British India.
- The Sepoys in India in 1857 who rebelled against their British officers often invaded the British cantonments and attacked their women.
- Having grown up in British cantonments as the son of an army officer, I knew how the British lived in India.
- Lord Carrington, the British foreign secretary, hoping thereby to preserve a white cantonment, floated the idea of partitioning South Africa just before Nelson Mandela was released from prison.
Mid 18th century: from French cantonnement, from cantonner 'to quarter' (see canton).
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