- a prison cell for criminals sentenced to death
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Examples from the Web for death cell
All about you it stretches: a cell,—a death-cell, from which escape is impossible!The Lost City
Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
When they put a feller in the death-cell they pass in the finest chuck in the land.The Bondboy
George W. (George Washington) Ogden
I shall be dressed outright in fresh clothes and be taken to the death-cell.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)
Sentence him at once to death, and when he is not before the tribunal let him be shut up in the death-cell.
Thus Hugo began his confession the next day when he had been brought to the court-room from the death-cell.