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cantonment (n.)

1756, "military quarters, part of a town assigned to a particular regiment," from French cantonnement, from cantonner "to divide into cantons" (14c.), from canton "angle, corner" (see canton). Meaning "action of quartering troops" is from 1757.

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Definitions of cantonment

cantonment (n.)
temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers;
Synonyms: camp / encampment / bivouac
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