noun \ˈbr-stəl\

: a special prison used for people who are too young to go to a regular prison

Full Definition of BORSTAL


Examples of BORSTAL

  1. She was sent to Borstal for stealing cars.
  2. He spent a year in a Borstal.

Origin of BORSTAL

Borstal, English village where the first such institution was set up
First Known Use: 1907


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