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bivouac

biv·ou·ac

bivouac

 
 
pronunciation:
bIv waek [or] bi vu aek
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a temporary encampment, esp. military, without protecting shelter.
The men brought their boat ashore in the driving rain and made their bivouac for the night.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bivouacked, bivouacking, bivouacs
definition: to set up or stay in a bivouac.
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