barracks yard

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Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

I read this sentence online, it was from, but since it was a long time ago, I can't find the sentence now. I try to use the Chinese-version of Google and found nothing:

The soldiers were drilling in the barracks yard.

What does "barracks yard" mean? I can't find it in Wikipedia, too.

I wonder if it's a field next to the barracks (where soldiers live) and used for military training.

Thanks a lot
  • JulianStuart

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    English (UK then US)
    If it was Cambridge dictionary, it probably uses the BE meaning of yard - no grass, just paved area. That is where they might practise marching /drilling. The barracks is the facility. Here's a yard in front of a barracks.

    2004 Apr 01 - Pte.jpg
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