labor camp
noun Date: 1900 1. a penal colony where forced labor is performed 2. a camp for migratory laborers

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  • labor camp — n. 1. a camp for confining political prisoners, prisoners of war, dissidents, etc., who are forced to perform physical labor 2. a camp or other housing for migrant farm workers …   English World dictionary

  • labor camp — labor ,camp noun count a prison camp where prisoners are forced to do hard physical work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Labor camp — A labor camp is a simplified detention facility where inmates are forced to engage in penal labor. Labor camps have many common aspects with slavery and with prisons. Conditions at labor camps vary widely depending on the operators. Labor camps… …   Wikipedia

  • labor camp — Synonyms and related words: POW camp, bastille, black hole, borstal, borstal institution, bridewell, brig, cell, concentration camp, condemned cell, death cell, death house, death row, detention camp, federal prison, forced labor camp, gaol,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • labor camp — 1. Also called slave labor camp. a penal colony where inmates are forced to work. 2. a camp for the shelter of migratory farm workers. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • labor camp — noun a penal institution for political prisoners who are used as forced labor • Syn: ↑labour camp • Hypernyms: ↑camp * * * noun, pl ⋯ camps [count] : a place where prisoners are kept and forced to do hard physical labor …   Useful english dictionary

  • labor camp — la′bor camp n. 1) a penal colony where inmates are forced to work 2) a camp for the shelter of migratory farm workers • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • labor camp — prison or penal colony where the prisoners have to do hard physical work; camp for migratory farm workers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Masanjia Labor Camp — (马三家劳教所) is in Masanjia Town in Yuhong district in the Liaoning province of China.[1] It also is called the Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province[2] and was opened under China s re education through labor, or laojiao policy. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • München-Schwabing labor camp — The Dachau subcamp at München Schwabing was the first subcamp where concentration camp prisoners were permanently used as a labor force outside the main concentration camp. Unlike most of the later subcamps which were constructed, organized, and… …   Wikipedia

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