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.
Presently appeared a kind of barracoon, a large square of thick cane-work and thatch about eight feet high, the Fetish house of the
Presently appeared a kind of barracoon, a large square of thick cane-work and thatch about eight feet high, the Fetish house of the "Jinkimba" or circumcised boys, who received us with unearthly yells.
They were shut up safely in the "barracoon," -- such was the name of the large building -- and to-morrow, that day, or whenever the captain was ready, he would deliver them over.
"barracoon;" in the palmy days of the trade slave-pens occupied the ground now covered by the chapel, the schoolroom, and the dwelling-house, and extended over the site of the factory to the river-bank.
The St. Jude Project, Robert Weingart as reformed recidivist, Kermit Abelard as egalitarian poet, Timothy Abelard as the tragic oligarch stricken by a divine hand for defying the natural order, Layton Blanchet as the working-class entrepreneur who amassed millions of dollars through his intelligence and his desire to help small investors, a historic Acadian cottage that hid a barracoon.
In moments like these, I knew that Louisiana was still a magical place, not terribly different than it was when Jim Bowie and his business partner the pirate Jean Lafitte smuggled slaves illegally into the United States and kept them in a barracoon, somewhere close to the very spot I was standing on.
And I have seen heads fall like fruit in a slaver's barracoon, And I have seen winged demons fly all naked in the moon '.
When we came ashore, he told them to take Josh to the barracoon.
"Take these to the barracoon, " Bonnet said to the seaman, pushing Josh in his direction and waving at the Fulani.
He was now a prisoner, and — thrust into a suffocating barracoon, herded with the foulest of mankind, with all imaginable depths of blasphemy and indecency sounded hourly in his sight and hearing — he lost his self – respect, and became what his gaolers took him to be — a wild beast to be locked under bolts and bars, lest he should break out and tear them.