charnel house(redirected from charnel houses)
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1. A building, room, or vault in which the bones or bodies of the dead are placed; a charnel.
2. A scene or place of great physical suffering and loss of life: The bombing turned the barracks into a charnel house.
(esp formerly) a building or vault where corpses or bones are deposited
a house or place in which the bodies or bones of the dead are deposited.