Definitions for guardhouseˈgɑrdˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
guard•houseˈgɑrdˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es
a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty or for the temporary detention of prisoners.
Origin of guardhouse:
a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained
The building housing military police
A small security station, often at the entrance to a facility or a city.
A military prison
a building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up
A guardhouse is a building used to house personnel and security equipment. Guardhouses have historically been dormitories for sentries or guards, and places where sentries not posted to sentry posts wait "on call", but are more recently manned by a contracted security company. Some guardhouses also function as jails.
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