Definition of guardhouse in English:

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guardhouse

Pronunciation: /ˈɡärdˌhous/

noun

1A building used to accommodate a military guard or to detain military prisoners.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: guard·house

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