work camp


: a camp for workers: such as
: a short-term group project in which individuals from one or more religious organizations volunteer their labor

Examples of work camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At that time, the Biden administration struggled to respond to a sharp increase in the number of unaccompanied children entering border custody and was forced to convert work camps, convention centers and military bases into makeshift shelters. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 27 June 2023 Advertisement The British government will soon review the Nazis’ 1940s concentration camps on the Channel Islands, said U.K. Holocaust issues official Lord Eric Pickles, in an effort to clarify the number of lives lost in the most westerly work camps. Ben Brasch, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 The number of workers deployed from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and South Fork Forest prison work camp has since been reduced, but crews are expected to continue stamping out smoldering ashes through Tuesday or Wednesday, Prakke said. oregonlive, 5 June 2023 The other influx care facility, a former work camp in Pecos, Texas, has not housed children since earlier this year. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 27 June 2023 Gilles, who assumes the name Reza, is taken to a work camp that’s also a transit center for prisoners on their way to the Nazi death factories established in Poland. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 12 June 2023 Even if convicted, McGrath was unlikely to face much prison time and likely would have served his sentence at a federal work camp. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 12 May 2023 His staging, on a set by Brett J. Banakis that’s part verdant hillside, part work camp, part podium, is fluid enough to cover many of the logical cracks. Jesse Green, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2022 An estimated 900,000 victims died at the extermination camp, and another 12,000 died at the work camp. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of work camp was in 1877

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“Work camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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