Definition of cuartel in English:

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Pronunciation: /kwɑːˈtɛl/

noun (plural cuarteles /kwɑːˈtɛlɛs/ /kwɑːˈtɛlɪz/)

A military barracks in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: ‘Pasaporte,’ demands the sour-faced officer at the cuartel
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  • The next day, upon returning to the cuartel in Yaviza, I find that the police have inexplicably changed their minds.
  • Leaving the cuartel, I walk to the Yaviza waterfront.
  • 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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