biv·ou·ac [biv-oo-ak, biv-wak] (pronunciation) (previously 07-20-13)
1. a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.
2. the place used for such an encampment.
verb (used without object)
3. to rest or assemble in such an area; encamp.
WORDS RELATED TO BIVOUAC
encampment, tent, campground, campsite, hover, go on, linger, stop, live, continue, endure, stand, persist, last, prevail, survive, wait, garrison, hut, billet
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Origin: 1700–10; < French < Swiss German biwacht auxiliary patrol, equivalent to bi- by- + wacht patrol, watch
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