barracoon


bar·ra·coon

noun \ˌber-ə-ˈkün, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of BARRACOON

:  an enclosure or barracks formerly used for temporary confinement of slaves or convicts —often used in plural

Origin of BARRACOON

Spanish barracón, augmentative of barraca hut, from Catalan
First Known Use: 1848

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