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English definition of “bivouac”

bivouac

noun [C]     /ˈbɪv.u.æk/
a temporary shelter or camp for sleeping in outside , that is not a tent : The children made a bivouac at the bottom of the garden with some poles and an old blanket .Mountaineering and rock climbingCamping (also bivouac tent) a small , light tent that is just big enough for one or two people to lie inMountaineering and rock climbingCamping
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