slammer

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

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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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Examples of slammer in a Sentence

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

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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. baltimoresun.com, "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 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

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First Known Use of slammer

1952, in the meaning defined above

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