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Definition of "cantonment" [can•ton•ment]

  • A group of temporary billets for troops. (noun)
  • Assignment of troops to temporary quarters. (noun)
  • A permanent military installation in India. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cantonment" in a sentence
  • "Muyange is so far the only so-called cantonment camp that is operational thus far in Burundi."
  • "The cantonment was a poor place for a garrison to be, without proper defences, with its principal stores outside its walls, and some of the principal officers - Burnes himself, for example - quartered two miles away in Kabul City."
  • "The cantonment is the head quarters of the British army on this side the Deccan."