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3 definitions by Ronald T. McMurtry

 
1.
a person having one-eighth black ancestry; the offspring of a quadroon and a white
"All the way up until 1986, my barracoon played home to a coffle of twelve: 3 quadroons, 3 octoroons, 2 pickanninies, 2 Mexicans, a mulatto, a chink, and a roan-colored Albanian hobo named Noodles. And I'll be goddammned if those weren't the best days of my life."
by Ronald T. McMurtry October 11, 2006
 
2.
a place of temporary confinement for slaves or convicts
"All the way up until 1986, my barracoon played home to a coffle of twelve: 3 quadroons, 3 octoroons, 2 pickanninies, 2 Mexicans, a mulatto, a chink, and a roan-colored Albanian hobo named Noodles. And I'll be goddammned if those weren't the best days of my life."
by Ronald T. McMurtry October 11, 2006
 
3.
a group of animals, prisoners, or slaves chained together in a line
"All the way up until 1986, my barracoon played home to a coffle of twelve: 3 quadroons, 3 octoroons, 2 pickaninnies, 2 Mexicans, a mulatto, a chink, and a roan-colored Albanian hobo named Noodles. And I'll be goddammned if those weren't the best days of my life."
by Ronald T. McMurtry October 11, 2006