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Meaning & Definition of Jailhouse in English

English

Jailhouse

/ʤelhaʊs/

noun

1. A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

    synonym:
  • jail
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  • jailhouse
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  • gaol
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  • clink
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  • slammer
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  • poky
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  • pokey