noun Usually barracks.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of barrack1
Definition for barrack (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of barrack2
Examples from the Web for barrack
There are lovingly tended flower beds along each road and surrounding every barrack.
Hafrich shouts that he should return to the barrack, but the man keeps going.
I took up my residence at the fort, where there was barrack accommodation for about thirty men and quarters for one officer.The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon|Jos Maria Gordon
A bugle then sounded the various signals at the other end of the barrack's courtyard.Clever Hans|Oskar Pfungst
A Spanish barrack, garrison, or citadel is therefore to be observed but little, and still less to be sketched.Gatherings From Spain|Richard Ford
The building is now used for a barrack, which in truth is no great deviation from its original purpose.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
The regimental canteen was in a small building in a corner of the barrack square.In the Foreign Legion|Erwin Rosen
British Dictionary definitions for barrack (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for barrack (2 of 2)
verb British, Australian and NZ informal
Word Origin for barrack
Word Origin and History for barrack
1680s, "temporary hut for soldiers during a siege," from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) "soldier's tent," literally "cabin, hut," perhaps from barro "clay, mud," which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning "permanent building for housing troops" (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.