watchhouse

noun

Definition of watchhouse

1 : a house in which a guard is placed
2 : a place where persons under temporary arrest are kept : police station

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History and Etymology for watchhouse

Middle English wache howsse

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“Watchhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watchhouse. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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