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cellblock

[sel-blok] /ˈsɛlˌblɒk/
noun
1.
a unit of a prison consisting of a number of cells.
Origin of cellblock
cell1 + block
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  • All the doors we'd passed in the cellblock were old, rusting things that dated back to when the base was first built.

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