- a school for teaching one or more branches of industry; trade or vocational school.
- a school for educating neglected children or juvenile delinquents committed to its care and training them to some form of industry.
Origin of industrial school
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for industrial school
The industrial-school idea with a department of agriculture was not succeeding well on a half-acre of ground.