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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A building used to temporarily hold slaves or convicts.

Usage examples (28)
  • They were shut up safely in the "barracoon," -- such was the name of the large building -- and to-morrow, that day, or whenever the captain was ready, he would deliver...
  • When we came ashore, he told them to take Josh to the barracoon.
  • "Take these to the barracoon, " Bonnet said to the seaman, pushing Josh in his direction and waving at the Fulani.
  • I believe it to have been used as a barracoon for slaves, several large cargoes having been exported from this river. for more
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