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  Definition of jailhouse
  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)
Similar Words: jail, gaol, clink, slammer

 

Hyponyms: bastille, holding cell, hoosegow, hoosgow, house of correction, lockup, pokey, workhouse

 

Derivational Morphology: imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand

 

 
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