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padded cell

noun
1.
a room, as in a mental hospital, with padded walls for the confinement of violent inmates.
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  • "Your vocation is the padded cell," replied his father tersely.

  • I'd as soon talk to a man in a padded cell and a strait-jacket.

    The Firefly Of France Marion Polk Angellotti
  • During most of this time I was held also in seclusion in a padded cell.

    A Mind That Found Itself Clifford Whittingham Beers
  • Except for the ticking of a clock the room was silent as a padded cell.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • The theory of Edwards, who is now confined in a padded cell in the Tombs, is different.

  • A strait-jacket and a padded cell sprang into the perspective with his words, and the selfishness of sorrow stared me in the face.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man

    Marie Saltus
  • Shir K'han padded up to his side and informed him that he would have to rest in a padded cell while the landing took place.

    Deepfreeze Robert Donald Locke
  • That was, so to speak, a conjuring-trick of a laying-box, which let the egg fall through a trap-door into a padded cell beneath.

  • For there is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell.

    A Chesterton Calendar G. K. Chesterton
  • Another winter interned here,” wrote such a one, “and I shall need a padded cell.

British Dictionary definitions for padded cell

padded cell

noun
1.
a room, esp one in a mental hospital, with padded surfaces in which violent inmates are placed
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