What does bivouac mean?

(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : a usually temporary encampment under little or no shelter. 2a : encampment usually for a night. b : a temporary or casual shelter or lodging.

How do you pronounce biovac?

What is bivouacs in military?

noun. a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire. the place used for such an encampment.

What is the origin of the word bivouac?

The word bivouac is French and ultimately derives from an 18th-century Swiss German usage of Beiwacht (bei by, Wacht watch or patrol). It referred to an additional watch that would be maintained by a military or civilian force to increase vigilance at an encampment.