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Definition 1: the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates - [noun denoting location]

(barbary coast is an instance of ...) the shore of a sea or ocean

(... is part of barbary coast) a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries

Definition 2: a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where barbary coast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we'll tolerate no Barbary Coast in this city!

(barbary coast is a kind of ...) a district of a town or city

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