an enclosure or barracks, formerly used for temporarily confining slaves or convicts awaiting transportation
Origin of barracoonSpanish barracón, augmentative of barraca: see barrack
A barracks in which slaves or convicts were formerly held in temporary confinement.
Origin of barracoonSpanish barracón augmentative of barraca hut ; see barrack 1.
- The temporary cage for slaves and indentured servants in the Louisiana Territory and French colonial Africa.
Spanish barracón, barraca.