from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A barracks in which slaves or convicts were formerly held in temporary confinement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The temporary cage for slaves and indentured servants in the Louisiana Territory and French colonial Africa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slave warehouse, or an inclosure where slaves are quartered temporarily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A barrack or an inclosure containing sheds in which negro slaves were temporarily detained; a slave-pen or slave-depot.
Spanish barracón, augmentative of barraca, hut; see barrack1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish barracón, barraca. (Wiktionary)