carcer

noun
car·​cer | \ ˈkärˌke(ə)r, -rsər \
plural carceres\ ˈkärkəˌrās , -​rsəˌrēz \

Definition of carcer

: one of the stalls at the starting point of the racecourse of a Roman circus

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History and Etymology for carcer

Latin, literally, prison

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“Carcer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcer. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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