Bivouac



a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.
the place used for such an encampment.
to rest or assemble in such an area; encamp.
Historical Examples

Jasper Lyle Harriet Ward
The Cavalier George Washington Cable
The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
The Law of the North (Originally published as Empery) Samuel Alexander White
Tony Butler Charles James Lever
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 438, April 1852 Various
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles Lever
Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever

noun
a temporary encampment with few facilities, as used by soldiers, mountaineers, etc
verb -acs, -acking, -acked
(intransitive) to make such an encampment
n.

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