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barracks

/ (ˈbærəks) /
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pl n (sometimes singular; when plural, sometimes functions as singular)
a building or group of buildings used to accommodate military personnel
any large building used for housing people, esp temporarily
a large and bleak building
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Word Origin for barracks

C17: from French baraque, from Old Catalan barraca hut, of uncertain origin
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