Definition of cuartel in English:


Line breaks: cuar|tel
Pronunciation: /kwɑːˈtɛl

noun (plural cuarteles /-ɛs, -ɪz/)

A military barracks in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: ‘Pasaporte,’ demands the sour-faced officer at the cuartel
More example sentences
  • Don Alejandro had drawn his sword as soon as he had run in the cuartel, ready for anything.
  • Charles Rhodes of the Sixth Cavalry, accompanied by two orderlies, came across twenty armed insurgents in a cuartel.
  • The pilot flew the plane to the army cuartel at La Maya, and dropped two homemade napalm bombs.


mid 19th centuryː Spanish, from cuarta 'quarter'.

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