slam·​mer | \ ˈsla-mər How to pronounce slammer (audio) \

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the Mafia capo ultimately landed in the slammer on a conviction of income tax evasion
Recent Examples on the Web Another alleged slammer, Cornelius Garrison III, was shot dead in Gentilly four days after being indicted. Drew Broach | Staff Writer,, "In New Orleans staged accident conspiracy, another defendant admits guilt," 27 Oct. 2020 One of them, alleged slammer Cornelius Garrison III, was shot to death Sept. 24 in a Gentilly residence, and authorities suspect he might have been killed to silence a snitch. Drew Broach | Staff Writer,, "'Slammers,' 'spotters,' crooked lawyers: 4 more indicted in New Orleans staged accident scam," 17 Oct. 2020 Numerous other drug developers—ones who are not in the slammer—are also working on treatments and vaccines to fight COVID-19. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Shkreli’s plea from prison: Free me and I’ll cure COVID-19," 7 Apr. 2020 Fried and baked fish, pizza, famous DeSales slammer, mac and cheese. Luann Gibbs,, "Grab a spork. 90+ fish fries to try in Cincinnati area," 20 Feb. 2020 Wild Rose' The musical drama (on Blu-ray and digital HD) stars newcomer Jessie Buckley as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a Scottish woman fresh out of the slammer with a big voice and even bigger dreams of being a Nashville country star. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "The 10 best movies of 2019 definitively ranked, from 'Avengers: Endgame' to 'Jojo Rabbit'," 3 Dec. 2019 Then frolic through our adult playground featuring a mechanical shark ride, surf board riding, grand slammer, human bowling, jousting, beer pong tables, corn hole, and more., "Enter for a chance to win tickets for two to the Amps and Ales Festival at Maryland Live Sept.," 24 July 2019 Three players from the JTCC qualified for this year’s French Open: veteran grand slammers Frances Tiafoe, 21, from Hyattsville, and Denis Kudla, 26, from Arlington, along with Robin Montgomery, 14, from the District. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, "Tennis center teaches how to win on the court and in the classroom," 8 June 2019 On the back end of both of those stats sits newly minted All-Star closer Kirby Yates, an elite door slammer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: No matter pain of Cardinals loss, Padres remain interesting and in it," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of slammer

1952, in the meaning defined above

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8 Nov 2020

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“Slammer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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