Meaning of gulag

gu•lag

Pronunciation: (g'läg), [key]
— n.
  1. the system of forced-labor camps in the Soviet Union.
  2. a Soviet forced-labor camp.
  3. any prison or detention camp, esp. for political prisoners.
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