barracoon

noun bar·ra·coon \ 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 and Etymology of barracoon

Spanish barracón, augmentative of barraca hut, from Catalan


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