Barracoon meaning

bărə-ko͝on
A barracks in which slaves or convicts were formerly held in temporary confinement.
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An enclosure or barracks, formerly used for temporarily confining slaves or convicts awaiting transportation.
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The temporary cage for slaves and indentured servants in the Louisiana Territory and French colonial Africa.
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Origin of barracoon

  • Spanish barracón augmentative of barraca hut barrack1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish barracón, barraca.

    From Wiktionary