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labor camp

noun
1.
Also called slave labor camp. a penal colony where inmates are forced to work.
2.
a camp for the shelter of migratory farm workers.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples from the web for labor camp
  • During the war, one of her brothers was taken to a labor camp, and an uncle and cousin were executed.
  • The air is beginning to cool and there is a lazy, relaxed mood to the labor camp.
  • The setting is a migrant labor camp, and poverty and desperation are vividly created.
  • The government, lacking a sense of humor, sentenced her to a year in labor camp.
Contemporary definitions for labor camp
noun

a prison camp where forced labor is performed

noun

accommodations provided to migratory labor

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