labor camp

noun

Definition of labor camp

1 : a penal colony where forced labor is performed
2 : a camp for migratory laborers

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Trump is referring here to the tens of thousands of people Kim has relegated to labor camps. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "The 49 wildest quotes from Donald Trump's Singapore press conference," 12 June 2018 Now, thrust into the wide world, the rabbits encounter one danger after another, from creepy rabbit cults to a murder of killer crows to a scary authoritarian rabbit labor camp. Aja Romano, Vox, "Netflix’s new Watership Down proves the beloved children’s classic was a horror story all along," 30 Dec. 2018 Shatz recognized the name on the card — Piroska was the widow of his cousin, who had lived in Budapest until the start of World War II, when he was deported to a slave labor camp and killed. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "They survived the Holocaust, and then he rescued her from communism. Sixty-five years later, they’ve reunited.," 9 July 2018 As Jews, Turgel and her family were rounded up by the Nazis and sent to the Płaszów labor camp. Andrea Diaz, CNN, "Holocaust survivor who treated Anne Frank in a concentration camp is dead at 95," 11 June 2018 But inside the White House and State Department, however, officials were still working to verify reports the three Americans had been moved from labor camps to a hotel in Pyongyang. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "Trump hinting at release of detained Americans alarms former diplomats," 7 May 2018 Sentenced to 10 years in the gulag, she was loaded into a cattle truck for the 2,800-mile trip to a labor camp in central Siberia. Fox News, "How the woman who identified Hitler's dental remains ended up in prison," 16 July 2018 It was designed with the sole intention of exterminating Jews, as opposed to other facilities that had at least a facade of being prison or labor camps. Kristen De Groot, The Seattle Times, "1st US public Holocaust memorial merges past with new tech," 22 Oct. 2018 North Korea is also still responsible for horrifying crimes against its own population, including labor camps and torture — something that wasn't addressed in a statement the two leaders released Friday. Joyce Lee, Washington Post, "The historic Kim-Moon meeting as it unfolded," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of labor camp

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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labor camp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of labor camp

: a place where prisoners are kept and forced to do hard physical labor

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