[ UK /bˈɪvwɑːk/ ]
[ US /ˈbɪvwæk/ ]
  1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  2. a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
  1. live in or as if in a tent
    Can we go camping again this summer?
    The houseguests had to camp in the living room
    The circus tented near the town
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How To Use bivouac In A Sentence

  • The children made a bivouac at the bottom of the garden with some poles and an old blanket.
  • Participants with experience of the wilderness will be welcome to bivouac through the night.
  • Their stories, honed by years of sharpening in barracks and bivouacs around the world, usually touch upon three subjects; beer, women and running away from cops.
  • They were forced to bivouac for the night, without oxygen, near the summit, huddled together at 28, 700 feet not knowing if they would survive the night or the psychological netherworld of creeping hypoxia.
  • Their bivouac in the rain and snow was less comfortable than at their former stations, where they had constructed some shelter.
  • The free hand propelled itself away with uncalled-for violence, before describing a ragged arabesque in the air and finally bivouacking on Daniel's hipAll emotional and psychological perception aside, the precise physical depiction of this tiny event recalls Winer's earlier training and practice as a painter. Peter Clothier: The Marriage Artist
  • There were two hours until full darkness when they would bivouac for the night somewhere in the scrub. WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM
  • 16 At about 1: 30 a.m., on April 9, the Second Brigade passed over the Pocolatigo Bridge, and marched a short distance before bivouacking.
  • Barracks, garrisons, bivouacs and encampments thus far spared came under a blitz of laser-guided bombs first used in the Gulf War.
  • The two movements would be identical if only tea partiers also camped out for months in public spaces, disrupted day-to-day life in communities, covered up serious crimes committed in their bivouacs and called for an end to capitalist exploitation. 'Twins' That Look Nothing Alike
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