labor camp

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la′bor camp`


n.
1. a penal colony where inmates are forced to work.
2. a camp for the shelter of migratory farm workers.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.labor camp - a penal institution for political prisoners who are used as forced labor
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
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Tenders have also been notified for other labor colonies.
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