can·ton·ment (kăn-tōnmənt, -tŏn-, -tn-)
a. A group of temporary or long-term billets for troops.
b. Assignment of troops to temporary or long-term quarters.
2. A permanent military installation in India.
a. A site where weapons collected from armed factions are stored under guard, as after a ceasefire.
b. The collection and storage of such weapons.
[From CANTON, to quarter soldiers.]
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