Definition of bivouac in English:
A temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers.
- Elsewhere, the only restraint is the presence of coalition forces at the airports or in temporary bivouacs, and these troops are poised to leave at any time.
- And effectively, 30 minutes later, the Finnish line-up reached the bivouac, having covered nearly 1600 km.
- Indian riflemen positioned in the bluffs north of camp fired blindly into the bivouac throughout the night, sending soldiers fleeing for cover in near-perfect darkness.
verb (bivouacs, bivouacking, bivouacked)[no object] Back to top
Stay in a bivouac: we bivouacked on the north side of the town
More example sentences
- Pakistan troops train by bivouacking at high altitudes and conducting routine administrative activities and route marches.
- Scampering up soapy slopes for the It's a Knockout Challenge, bivouacking for the night and abseiling down Ilkley's famous Cow and Calf rocks are some of the tasks.
- 16 At about 1: 30 a.m., on April 9, the Second Brigade passed over the Pocolatigo Bridge, and marched a short distance before bivouacking.
early 18th century (denoting a night watch by the whole army): from French, probably from Swiss German Bîwacht 'additional guard at night', apparently denoting a citizens' patrol supporting the ordinary town watch.
Definition of bivouac in:
- US English dictionary