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 for barrack
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barrack \Bar"rack\, n. [F. baraque, fr. It. baracca (cf. Sp.
     barraca), from LL. barra bar. See Bar, n.]
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     1. (Mil.) A building for soldiers, especially when in
        garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning
        temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent
        structure or set of buildings.
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              He lodged in a miserable hut or barrack, composed of
              dry branches and thatched with straw. --Gibbon.
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     2. A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw,
        etc. [Local, U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barrack \Bar"rack\, v. t.
     To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to
     barrack troops.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barrack \Bar"rack\, v. i.
     To live or lodge in barracks.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barrack
      n 1: a building or group of buildings used to house military
           personnel
      v 1: lodge in barracks
      2: spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The
         crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers" [syn: cheer,
         root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort,
         pep up]
      3: laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the
         speaker" [syn: jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BARRACK. By this term, as used in Pennsylvania, is understood an erection of 
  upright posts supporting a sliding roof, usually of thatch. 5 Whart. R. 429. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  BARRACK, n.  A house in which soldiers enjoy a portion of that of
  which it is their business to deprive others.
  

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