slammer

noun
slam·​mer | \ˈsla-mər \

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Synonyms

bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jail, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]

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the Mafia capo ultimately landed in the slammer on a conviction of income tax evasion

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Elsewhere, Alex and Kelsey went out on the worst date in history, Juliette went after Garrett and told him the truth about everything, and Paulie Paul ended up in the slammer for the tenth time in his life. Mark Shrayber, Cosmopolitan, "Spencer Pratt Has Some Stern Advice for the Siesta Key Cast in This Week's Recap," 30 Jan. 2018 Blankenship, who did time in the slammer for his part in a deadly mining accident that killed 29 people, hasn’t gone away. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "Beelzebub on the ballot: Nathan Larson and the scary guys running for Congress," 4 June 2018 Elsewhere, Alex and Kelsey went out on the worst date in history, Juliette went after Garrett and told him the truth about everything, and Paulie Paul ended up in the slammer for the tenth time in his life. Mark Shrayber, Cosmopolitan, "Spencer Pratt Has Some Stern Advice for the Siesta Key Cast in This Week's Recap," 30 Jan. 2018 Of course, not all problem paterfamiliases make unwanted advances (à la Weinstein, allegedly) or end up in the slammer (à la Weiner). Lucinda Rosenfeld, Town & Country, "What Happens to the Children of Infamous Fathers?," 21 Nov. 2017 Elsewhere, Alex and Kelsey went out on the worst date in history, Juliette went after Garrett and told him the truth about everything, and Paulie Paul ended up in the slammer for the tenth time in his life. Mark Shrayber, Cosmopolitan, "Spencer Pratt Has Some Stern Advice for the Siesta Key Cast in This Week's Recap," 30 Jan. 2018 But if Blankenship makes it through the GOP primary, voters will have to come to grips with his decidedly mixed legacy, and his stretch in the slammer. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Ex-Con Blankenship Screwing Up GOP Plans for Taking Down West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin," 20 Mar. 2018 Elsewhere, Alex and Kelsey went out on the worst date in history, Juliette went after Garrett and told him the truth about everything, and Paulie Paul ended up in the slammer for the tenth time in his life. Mark Shrayber, Cosmopolitan, "Spencer Pratt Has Some Stern Advice for the Siesta Key Cast in This Week's Recap," 30 Jan. 2018 Willie Singletary, the former Traffic Court judge who went to the slammer for lying to the feds, is campaigning, too. Holly Otterbein, Philly.com, "Bob Brady's greatest hits: The 7 weirdest, funniest, most quintessentially Philly things our congressman did | Clout," 1 Feb. 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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