Definition of cantonment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kænˈtɒnmənt//
, BrE//kænˈtuːnmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//kænˈtɑːnmənt//
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a military camp, especially a permanent British military camp in India in the past Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French cantonnement, from cantonner ‘to quarter’, related to medieval Latin cantus ‘corner, side’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cantonment