Encampment

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Encampment

1. The act of pitching tents or forming huts, as by an army or traveling company, for temporary lodging or rest.

2. The place where an army or a company is encamped; a camp; tents pitched or huts erected for temporary lodgings. A square of about seven hundred yards was sufficient for the encampment of twenty thousand romans. (Gibbon) A green encampment yonder meets the eye. (Guardian)