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  • (Military) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the plural, originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.
         Quotation
         *He lodged in a miserable hut or barrack, composed of dry branches and thatched with straw. - Gibbon.
  • (local, U.S.) A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc.
  • (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) to cheer on a team etc
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



BARRACK, n. A house in which soldiers enjoy a portion of that of
which it is their business to deprive others.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Bar"rack (&?;), n. [F. baraque, fr. It. baracca (cf. Sp. barraca), from LL. barra bar. See Bar, n.]

1. (Mil.) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.

He lodged in a miserable hut or barrack, composed of dry branches and thatched with straw.
Gibbon.

2. A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc. [Local, U.S.]

Bar"rack, v. t. To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.

Bar"rack, v. i. To live or lodge in barracks.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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