tolbooth

noun
tol·​booth | \ˈtō(l)-ˌbüth, ˈtäl-, ˈtȯl-\

Definition of tolbooth 

1 Scotland : a town or market hall

2 Scotland : jail, prison

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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, slammer, stir [slang], stockade

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Examples of tolbooth in a Sentence

Deacon Brodie, thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was publicly hung at the site of the old tolbooth of Edinburgh.

First Known Use of tolbooth

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tolbooth

Middle English tolbothe, tollbothe tollbooth, town hall, jail

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