the slammer

noun

informal
: a prison or jail
He got 10 years in the slammer.

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“The slammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20slammer. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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