гауптвахта

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Etymology[edit]

From German Hauptwache (main guardhouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəʊptˈvaxtə/

Noun[edit]

гауптва́хта (gauptváxtaf inan (genitive гауптва́хты, nominative plural гауптва́хты)

  1. (military) a stockade (prison)
  2. (military) detention in a stockade as a punishment
    сажа́ть or отправля́ть на гауптва́хту — to confine to stockade
  3. (military, dated) a guardhouse with an area for line-up of guards
  4. (military, dated) a chief guard of a city or a garrison

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