work camp

work camp
noun
a camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑prison camp, ↑prison farm
Hypernyms: ↑camp

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noun
: a camp for workers: as
b. : a short-term group project in which individuals from one or more religious organizations volunteer their labor for the purpose of helping others in need; also : the group of workers of such a project

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1. a camp for prisoners sentenced to labor, esp. to outdoor labor such as roadbuilding or farming.
2. a volunteer project in which members of a church, service organization, etc., work together in aid of some worthy cause.
[1930-35]

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work camp noun
A camp attended by esp young people who work voluntarily, and usu manually, on projects of benefit to the community
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Main Entry:work

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work camp,
1. a summer camp for teenagers with a program of activities such as farming, building, and arts and crafts.
2. a prison camp where inmates do farm work, build roads, and other manual labor.
3. a camp where work is provided for unemployed youth.

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n. a camp at which community work is done, esp. by young volunteers
another term for labor camp

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noun, pl ⋯ camps [count]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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