- n. The Mediterranean region off the coast of North Africa, once notorious as a haven for pirates
- n. by extension A waterfront area of San Francisco at the time of the gold rush
- n. the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates
- n. a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)
“And before he went to his late lunch, Doctor Emory was away in his machine and down into the Barbary Coast to the door of the Bowhead Lodging House.”
“Still, though the Barbary Coast might have been shut down and the Chinese district cleansed of its more noxious corners, this remained, I had been assured, a ‘wide open town’.”
“That first meeting in the Barbary Coast cabaret, Michael had bristled at him, and stiffened belligerently, when he laid his hand on Michael's head.”
“The whole of the Barbary Coast is honeycombed with subcellars and tunnels, almost as bad as Chinatown.”
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