the pen

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the pen

US, informal
:a building where people are kept as punishment for a crime :prison
  • He was sent to the pen for armed robbery.

Word by Word Definitions

pen play
  1. : to shut in or as if in a pen

  1. : a small enclosure for animals

  2. : the animals in a pen

  3. : a small place of confinement or storage

  1. : an implement for writing or drawing with ink or a similar fluid: such as

  2. : quill

  3. : pen point

  1. : write, indite

  1. : a female swan

  1. : penitentiary


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