bridewell

noun bride·well \ ˈbrīd-ˌwel , -wəl \

Definition of bridewell

: prison

Examples of bridewell in a Sentence

  1. the citadel was later converted into a bridewell to house the city's growing criminal population

Origin and Etymology of bridewell

Bridewell, London jail

bridewell Synonyms

Synonyms
bastille, big house [slang], jail, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]
Related Words
bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk (s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training school
Near Antonyms
outside


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