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.


A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc.

[Local, U.S.]


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Bar"rack, v. t.

To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.


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Bar"rack, v. i.

To live or lodge in barracks.


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