Part of speech: noun

A place for lodging troops, as in a town; a military station.

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Usage examples "cantonment":

  1. They might bring news from the cantonment,- perhaps a little note from her own particular hero, Mr. Hatton. - "'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam.", Charles King.
  2. It is just possible that I may find you in your glacial cantonment after your return, but even this will depend upon circumstances over which I have no control. - "Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence", Louis Agassiz.
  3. Either what was styled " the cantonment" of the southern Netherlands, i. - "History of Holland", George Edmundson.