barracoon definition

  • noun:
    • A barracks for which slaves or convicts were formerly held in short-term confinement.
    • The temporary cage for slaves and indentured servants into the Louisiana Territory and French colonial Africa.
    • A slave warehouse, or an inclosure in which slaves are quartered briefly.
    • A barrack or an inclosure containing sheds in which negro slaves had been temporarily detained; a slave-pen or slave-depot.
    • A barracks for which slaves or convicts had been previously held in short-term confinement.
    • The short-term cage for slaves and indentured servants inside Louisiana Territory and French colonial Africa.
    • A slave warehouse, or an inclosure where slaves tend to be quartered briefly.
    • A barrack or an inclosure containing sheds where negro slaves were temporarily detained; a slave-pen or slave-depot.

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