Definition of lazarette in English:

lazarette

Syllabification: laz·a·rette
Pronunciation: /ˌlazəˈret
 
/
(also lazaret)

noun

1A small compartment below the deck in the after end of a vessel, used for stores.
More example sentences
  • 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.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 17th century (denoting an isolation hospital): from French lazaret, from Italian lazaretto (see lazaretto).

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