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canton

can·ton

canton

parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kaen tn [or] kaen tan [or] kaen tan
definition: a political division of a country, such as one of the states of Switzerland or a subdivision of an arrondissement in France.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kaen tan [or] kaen ton
inflections: cantoned, cantoning, cantons
definition 1: to divide into cantons or political districts.
definition 2: to assign lodging to (soldiers, troops, or the like); billet; quarter.
similar words:
billet