bivouac

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bivouac

[′biv·ə‚wak]
(ordnance)
An encampment set up for a short period of time by using tents.
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Nor, while bivouacking in the High Andes, was there anything to stop them sneaking off up the nearest icefall and falling into a crevasse.
Bev and her family spent the night bivouacking under the stars after tucking into beans, pasta and fruit for tea.
As the Duke of Wellington led the victorious allied army into Paris in July 1815, the 11th acted as his escort, before bivouacking in the Champs Elysees.