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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How to use barracks in a sentence
Once a cadet dropped a brick from a third-story barracks window that barely missed Jackson.
The abandoned barracks of the Liberian Army lay just beyond in the tropical thicket.
With lights flashing, the cruiser arrived at the Blooming Grove State Police barracks in Pike County.
Frein was lodged in a holding cell at Blooming Grove barracks.
Turkish media reported the airstrikes came after Kurdish separatists attacked a military barracks nearby.
On the night of June the 11th a red-hot cannon-ball set fire to one of the barracks which was used as a hospital.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
From the near-by barracks troopers craned through windows, and gathered in doorways.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is late, but MacRae knows these barracks, and doubtless he can find you a temporary sleeping place.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
A troublesome intruding fellow, why can't he keep his ailments to his own barracks?Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Something was done towards improving the condition of the barracks, hospitals, and schools.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham