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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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1952, in the meaning defined above
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slam/jam on the brakes
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