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(South African, informal) a jail
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Besides, I should be delighted to have him chocked into the tronk for ‘gun-running.’

    A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford
  • But the fellow begged and prayed that he might not be sent to the tronk.

    A Secret of the Lebombo Bertram Mitford
  • Man, but the nipper was jolly glad to get out of the tronk, I can tell you.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • He was arrested and kept in the tronk for some weeks, while every hole and corner of his farm was searched.

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