work farm


Definition of work farm

: a farm on which persons guilty of minor law violations are confined

Examples of work farm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emmett Watson, 18, has just returned to Nebraska from 15 months at a juvenile work farm in Kansas. Joanne Kaufman, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 Margaret, Waley’s wife, landed at a Michigan work farm. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2021 Her father, who had served in Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Army, was arrested when Ms. Liu was an infant and did not see his daughter again for more than 40 years, when Ms. Liu found him on a rural work farm. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 In another road trip, Tarbell visits Terra Farm and Manor near Prescott, a working farm and guest house where visitors can take cooking courses with chefs, farmers and winemakers. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 5 Feb. 2020 Among the victims are the ranunculus that carpet the Flower Fields near the San Diego Freeway in Carlsbad — a working farm that also is an important agritourism destination. Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2020 Many of the dishes were prepared with food from the school, which has the city’s only working farm, according to school officials. Javonte Anderson,, 27 Nov. 2019 We’re outside of Stockholm off this dirt road on a big, working farm. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2020 The 365-acre parcel is both a working farm and an outdoor learning laboratory, the place where students in Santa Rosa Junior College’s Agriculture and Natural Resources department get hands-on experience. Matt Villano,, 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of work farm

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Work farm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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