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jail·house

 (jāl′hous′)
n.
A place for incarcerating prisoners; a jail.

jailhouse

(ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs)
n
Southern US a jail; prison

jail•house

(ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a jail.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jailhouse - a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)jailhouse - a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
bastille - a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
holding cell - a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
hoosegow, hoosgow - slang for a jail
house of correction - (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
lockup - jail in a local police station
workhouse - a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
Translations

jailhouse

[ˈdʒeɪlhɒʊs] N (jailhouses (pl)) → cárcel f, prisión f

jailhouse

[ˈdʒeɪlhaʊs] n (US)prison fjail sentence npeine f de prison
to serve a jail sentence → purger une peine de prison
to be given a jail sentence → être condamné(e) à une peine de prisonjail term npeine f d'emprisonnement
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