jailhouse

noun jail·house \ ˈjāl-ˌhau̇s \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of jailhouse

: jail 1

Examples of jailhouse in a Sentence

  1. received a tip from an informant inside the county jailhouse

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First Known Use of jailhouse

1812

jailhouse Synonyms

Synonyms
bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jail, 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

Law Dictionary

jailhouse

noun jail·house \ ˈjāl-ˌhau̇s \

legal Definition of jailhouse

: jail


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