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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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The first ever pop-up Shropshire visitor information point, supported by Jailhouse Tours, was manned by Mark Hooper and Sarah Creighton.
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We both learned the answer the hard way, when false jailhouse witness testimony sent us to prison for crimes we did not commit.
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SIX decades after Elvis Presley first walked into Sun Studios in Memphis as a teenage truck driver, the story of 'The King' is being brought to life on stages across the UK in the form of an outstanding musical production 'The Elvis Years,' which comes to the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl on October 11, is an authentic concert production of the highly acclaimed West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original Elvis star Mario Kombou and his incredible band and led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay.
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Based on the highly'Jcclaimed West End musical 'Jailhouse Rock', ' the show is coming to the Victoria eatre in Halifax on Sunday, June 15, starring actor and singer Mario Kombou, who has been performing as Elvis for over two decades.
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-- A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.