What does the word barrack mean?

Usage examples for barrack

  1. The sun looks over the barrack gate, Warm and white with glaring shine, To watch the soldiers of the Line That life has hired to fight with fate. – Counter-Attack and Other Poems by Siegfried Sassoon
  2. And whether from the national irony or the national economy, I know not, but the stopping of either kind of fire has the same call attached to it, and you must turn out a light in a French barrack- room to the same notes as you must by command stop shooting at the other people. – On Something by H. Belloc
  3. This done, he repaired to his friend Henri, willing for one more night to forego his greatness; and there, in his friend's small barrack- room, the supreme in the colony- the idol of his colour- slept, as he had hoped for his boys, as tranquilly as if he had been at Breda. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau