noun[often treated as singular]
- A large building or group of buildings used to house soldiers: the troops were ordered back to barracksMore example sentences
- They all made their way up to the castle while the king instructed soldiers to the military barracks.
- One leaked battle plan shows they will lay on anti-Bush rallies using serving soldiers outside military barracks.
- This included the construction, maintenance and repair of military roads, barracks and cantonments.
late 17th century: barrack from French baraque, from Italian baracca or Spanish barraca 'soldier's tent', of unknown origin.