industrial school


Definition of industrial school

: a school specializing in the teaching of industrial arts specifically : one for juvenile delinquents

Examples of industrial school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Laundries, industrial schools, and mother and baby homes have all disappeared, and the Gloucester Street laundry is now one of the last physical reminders of this Irish gulag archipelago. Ed O’loughlin, New York Times, "A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of industrial school

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Industrial school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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