bar-racoon

barracoon

[bar-uh-koon]
noun
(formerly) a place of temporary confinement for slaves or convicts.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; < Spanish barracón, equivalent to barrac(a) hut (see barrack1) + -on augmentative suffix

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barracoon (ˌbærəˈkuːn)
 
n
(formerly) a temporary place of confinement for slaves or convicts, esp those awaiting transportation
 
[C19: from Spanish barracón, from barraca hut, from Catalan]

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