Definition of lazarette in English:
1A small compartment below the deck in the after end of a vessel, used for stores.
- When I took possession, one cabin and the lazarette were literally jammed with never-opened boxes and bags of gear.
- Access to the lazarette was through an access hatch located on the aft port corner of the aft deck.
- The hasp and eye to lock the lazarettes can bruise legs and catch lines, such as the mainsheet.
- Grunewald's Crucifixion at Colmar, a shudder in paint, came from the lazaret at Eisenheim for the plague-ridden, the leprous and the syphilitic, set up by compassionate Antonine monks.
- In addition, there were two small lazarettes that cared for those with bubonic plague - the Black Death.
Early 17th century (denoting an isolation hospital): from French lazaret, from Italian lazaretto (see lazaretto).
Definition of lazarette in:
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