[ UK /ɛnkˈæmpmənt/ ]
[ US /ɪnˈkæmpmɪnt/ ]
  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
  3. the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
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How To Use encampment In A Sentence

  • Garrisons suggest a more entrenched military encampment, using tents rather than blankets.
  • The Sabres were often used to attack rebel encampments and the usual tactic was to come in at very low altitude and catch the rebels by surprise, strafing the area with the six .50-caliber Brownings.
  • Many people are living in encampments around the city with no electricity or running water.
  • In the kyack of venison lay her own and her lover's safety: it contained enough nutritious food to sustain them until the fall rains could swell the Yuga and enable them to escape down to the Indian encampment. The Sky Line of Spruce
  • Yet none within this battlefront encampment laughed; no jaunty music could be heard. Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • Settlements were often small, represented archaeologically by stone scatters and traces of a tented encampment.
  • Some of the areas have been turned over to contractors who will construct an encampment for 5,000 soldiers.
  • In three centuries, already some outline has been sketched, rudely adumbrating the future settlement destined for the planet, some infant castrametation has been marked out for the future encampment of nations. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843
  • There are no toilets on the site and residents complained last night that children are being exposed to the site of people urinating and defecating around the encampment.
  • Use of this equipment in planning your route into an enemy encampment is essential.
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