Cantonment definition

kăn-tōnmənt, -tŏn-
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A permanent military installation in India.
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A group of temporary billets for troops.
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Assignment of troops to temporary quarters.
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The assignment of troops to temporary quarters.
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The quarters assigned.
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A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters.
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(India) A permanent military station.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cantonment
Plural:
cantonments

Origin of cantonment

  • From canton to quarter soldiers

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cantonnement.

    From Wiktionary