labor camp


Definition of labor camp

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

Examples of labor camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Azlan said that even though Hyundai had not sanctioned Subash’s leave of the labor camp the day of the crash, the company had exceeded its obligations by paying Subash’s hospital bill and salary in full. Los Angeles Times, "The Nepalese man who came back from the dead," 28 Oct. 2020 Adamski was later deported to Kurzbach, a labor camp, and was sent on a death march by the Nazis in January 1945, as Allied forces neared. Eliza Fawcett,, "Gisela Adamski, Holocaust survivor and educator who lived in West Hartford, dies at 92," 23 Nov. 2020 His reprieve lasted only a few weeks: in July he was deported to a labor camp in the south of Romania. Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, "How Paul Celan Reconceived Language for a Post-Holocaust World," 16 Nov. 2020 In that regard, the terrain of Spokane was as rich as a Chicago stockyard or a central California migrant-labor camp. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, "How Jess Walter went from Hollywood satirist to Steinbeck’s modern heir," 27 Oct. 2020 Instead, when the hospital released Subash in December 2015, Hyundai took him straight back to the labor camp at the Jidda power plant. Los Angeles Times, "The Nepalese man who came back from the dead," 28 Oct. 2020 One of her cousins worked in a labor camp harvesting sugar. Natalie Gontcharova,, "My Family Fled Communism In Cuba, But I’m A Proud Democratic Socialist," 15 Oct. 2020 Without documentation and under suspicion, the Shulevitzes were transported to a labor camp near the Arctic Circle. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: A Surprising Turn of Fate," 9 Oct. 2020 Professor Orlov was released from Siberia in 1986 in a prisoner exchange before his 12-year term in a labor camp and exile expired. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Yuri Orlov, Bold Champion of Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 96," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of labor camp

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Labor camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of labor camp

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

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