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  1. barracksnoun

    A group of buildings used by military personnel as housing


  1. Barracks

    Barracks were originally a temporary shelter or hut but are now better known as specialized buildings for permanent military accommodation; the word may apply to separate housing blocks or to complete complexes. Their main object is to separate soldiers from the civilian population and reinforce discipline, training and esprit de corps. They were sometimes called discipline factories for soldiers. Like industrial factories, some are considered to be shoddy or dull buildings, although others are known for their magnificent architecture such as Collins Barracks in Dublin and others in Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Vienna or London.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. barracks

    Originally mere log-huts, but of late extensive houses built for the accommodation and quartering of troops. Also, the portion of the lower deck where the marines mess. Also, little cabins made by Spanish fishermen on the sea-shore, called barracas, whence our name.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. barracks

    Are permanent structures for the accommodation of soldiers, as distinguished from huts and tents, which have usually a square or open place in front, for the purpose of drill and parade.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barracks in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barracks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Rachel van Amerongen-Frankfoorder:

    I saw Anne and her sister Margot again in the barracks. Her parents weren't there. The Frank girls were almost unrecognizable since their hair had been cut off. They were much balder then we were; how that could be I don't know. And they were cold, just like the rest of us. (...) The Frank girls were so emaciated. They looked terrible. They had their little squabbles, caused by their illness, because it was clear that they had typhus. You could tell even if you had never had anything to do with that before. Typhus was the hallmark of Bergen-Belsen. They had those hollowed-out faces, skin over bone. They were terribly cold. They had the least desirable places in the barracks, below, near the door, which was constantly opened and closed. You heard them constantly screaming, "Close the door, close the door," and the voices became weaker every day. You could really see both of them dying, as well as others.

  2. Randy Morgan:

    I remember they told us that we could n’t have guns in the barracks and I did n’t really have an opinion at that time because we did n’t have a so called threat then.

  3. Lamar Alexander:

    I support the President on Border Security, but his declaration to take an additional $ 3.6 billion that Congress has appropriated for military hospitals, barracks and schools is inconsistent with the Lamar Alexander of Tennessee Constitution that I swore an oath to support and defend.

  4. Army Cpt .:

    Before patient arrival, test participants with the 44th Medical Brigade studied patient information on the Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast device. ( Ashley Force, U.S. Army) Testing of the device has been taking place at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory( USAARL) in Fort Rucker, Ala. The test, which examined how field hospital staff used the device, involved mass casualty simulations with mannequinsmocked up to look like combat victims with gunshot wounds, burns and amputations. The so-called golden hour for battlefield medical treatment is a cornerstone of U.S. military medicine. The term refers to the all-important 60 minutes following a battlefield wound and the critical importance of swift, effective medical care. MARINES 3D-PRINT CONCRETE BARRACKS IN JUST 40 HOURS Anything that helps speed up treatment could prove key to saving lives. For some patients, the Golden Hour is ultimately too long, these patients need to be treated within minutes.

  5. Naima Selmi:

    We won’t accept Tunisia becoming a barracks. We ask the president to intervene and protect freedoms.

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