Borstal

noun
Bor·​stal | \ ˈbȯr-stᵊl How to pronounce Borstal (audio) \

Definition of Borstal

British

Examples of Borstal in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of Borstal

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Borstal

Borstal, English village where the first such institution was set up

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The first known use of Borstal was in 1907

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“Borstal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Borstal. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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Borstal

noun
How to pronounce Borstal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Borstal

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

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