Meaning of “bivouac” in the English Dictionary

"bivouac" in British English

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bivouacnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɪv.u.æk/ us /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.

also bivouac tent a small, light tent that is just big enough for one or two people to lie in

bivouacverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈbɪv.u.æk/ us /ˈbɪv.u.æk/ present participle bivouacking, past tense and past participle bivouacked

(Definition of “bivouac” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)