Definition of guardhouse in English:
1A building used to accommodate a military guard or to detain military prisoners.
- It was rumored that prisoners in the guardhouse worked only eight hours per day, five days a week.
- His lie is uncovered by Barton, who happens to be a real Army captain, and he is jailed in the base guardhouse, where he tap-dances his time away.
- Inside a guardhouse in the compound, soldiers found more prisoners bound and blindfolded and showing evidence of abuse.
1.1US A building accommodating a guard who controls entrance to the grounds of a house, housing development, school, or other facility: the prestigious islands have opted for guardhouses, where the license plate numbers of visitors are copied down
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- These police also maintain small guardhouses at the entrances to several housing projects.
- The guard went inside the guardhouse, and the drawbridge slowly lowered.
- At the guardhouse on Washington Road, security personnel know the members by sight, and guests are held until a member comes to collect them.
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