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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HIs father was sent to a labor camp and his mother to Siberia. Marc Santora, New York Times, "For Artist at Auschwitz, a Challenge: Stepping Into the Past, Not on It," 4 July 2019 Convict-labor camps were known for their decrepit housing, rampant sickness, and cruel guards; punishments included locking prisoners in stocks and whippings. Siddhartha Mahanta, The New York Review of Books, "One Man’s Quest for a Memorial to Sugar Land’s Bitter History," 4 June 2019 These involved criticisms of collective farms and mentions of military defeats or of labor camps. Robert Chandler, The New Yorker, "How the Soviet Literary Establishment Censored Vasily Grossman," 19 June 2019 Greenwald’s parents, David and Golda Sharff, came to San Antonio in 1949 after both survived Nazi labor camps. Brooke Lamantia, ExpressNews.com, "Under new law, Texas public schools to make Holocaust a teaching tool," 14 June 2019 Greenwald’s parents, David and Golda Sharff, came to San Antonio in 1949 after both survived Nazi labor camps. Brooke Lamantia, Houston Chronicle, "Under new law, Texas public schools to make Holocaust a teaching tool," 14 June 2019 That all ended in 1938, when her father was taken by the Nazis to a labor camp, and her mother and grandmother put Karola on a train to Switzerland. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Why sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the gift that keeps on giving," 10 June 2019 Had many millions of people of course -- sent to labor camps, concentration camps, expanded the secret police, all sorts of other atrocities -- citizen spying is another. Fox News, "Laura Ingraham: Resisting for all the wrong reasons," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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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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