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  • n. A lazaretto.
  • n. A lazaretto.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases.
  • n. A low space under the after part of the main deck, used as a storeroom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lazaretto.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)

Etymologies

From French lazaret, from Italian lazzaretto. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Biscuits again! In a few days, just you watch, there will be more worms than flour."
    "I wouldn't mind taking a peek at the food stores in the lazaret."
    The Last Rendezvous by Anne Plantagenet, translated by Willard Wood, p 83

    June 8, 2010

  • "The Mary Celeste was lengthened by four feet and had four feet added to its draft. A storage area for the crew's food and supplies—a lazaret—was built on the stern."
    —Brian Hicks, Ghost Ship: The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew (NY: Ballantine Books, 2004), 49

    See also lazarette.

    September 18, 2009