Definition of barracoon in English:
An enclosure in which black slaves were confined for a limited period.
- Conditions for the African slaves during the Middle Passage are worse than theirs in the barracoons.
- While they negotiated with the ships, they locked us up in big cages on the shore called barracoons.
- A signal was made from the vessel, and soon afterwards I saw a long line of slaves coming forth from behind a wood which concealed the barracoons where they had been confined.
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