Translation of cuartel in English:
nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1.1 [Militar/Military] (campamento — permanente) barracks (singular o plural/singular or plural); (— provisional) encampment casa 1.2 (tregua) no dieron cuartel a los rebeldes they showed no mercy to the rebels, they gave no quarter to the rebels [anticuado/dated] una guerra sin cuartel a war in which no mercy was shown o/or [anticuado/dated] no quarter was given una lucha sin cuartel a merciless fight, a fight to the finish
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