Definition of lazarette in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌlazəˈrɛt
(also lazaret)


  • 1The rear part of a ship’s hold, used for stores.
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    • 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.
  • 2A lazaretto.
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    • 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).

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