the pen

Definition of the pen

US, informal

  1. :  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

  1. :  to shut in or as if in a pen

  1. :  a small enclosure for animals

    :  the animals in a pen

    :  a small place of confinement or storage

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

    :  quill

    :  pen point

  1. :  write, indite

  1. :  a female swan

  1. :  penitentiary

  1. : peninsula


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