industrial school
noun Date: 1853 a school specializing in the teaching of industrial arts; specifically one for juvenile delinquents

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Industrial school — Industrial In*dus tri*al, a. [Cf. F. industriel, LL. industrialis. See {Industry}.] Consisting in industry; pertaining to industry, or the arts and products of industry; concerning those employed in labor, especially in manual labor, and their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • industrial school — n. 1. a school where industrial arts are taught 2. such a school to which neglected or delinquent youths are sent for habilitation …   English World dictionary

  • Industrial school — In Ireland the Industrial Schools Act of 1868 established industrial schools (Irish: scoileanna saothair ) to care for neglected, orphaned and abandoned children .In England the 1857 Industrial Schools Act was intended to solve problems of… …   Wikipedia

  • industrial school — noun : a school specializing in the teaching of the industrial arts; specifically : a public institution of this kind for juvenile delinquents * * * 1. a school for teaching one or more branches of industry; trade or vocational school. 2. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • industrial school — noun a) A school specifically training for skills aimed at industrial employment A small towns industrial school graduates often work in the local factory b) Such a residential school formally used to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents Some… …   Wiktionary

  • industrial school — Synonyms and related words: POW camp, bastille, black hole, borstal, borstal institution, borstal school, bridewell, brig, business college, cell, commercial school, concentration camp, condemned cell, death cell, death house, death row,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • industrial school — 1. a school for teaching one or more branches of industry; trade or vocational school. 2. a school for educating neglected children or juvenile delinquents committed to its care and training them to some form of industry. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • industrial school — indus′trial school n. 1) edu a school for teaching one or more branches of industry 2) edu a school for educating neglected children and training them to some form of industry • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • industrial school —   Kula a o hana lima …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • industrial school — An institution for the reception, education, and training of wayward, incorrigible, or vicious youths or youths from broken homes or whose parents are incapable or unworthy of caring for children, where they may be inculcated with habits of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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