гауптвахта

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Hauptwache ‎(main guardhouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡəʊptˈvaxtə]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (military) a stockade (prison)
  2. (military) detention in a stockade as a punishment
    сажа́ть or отправля́ть на гауптва́хту‎ ― sažátʹ or otpravljátʹ na gauptváxtu ― 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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