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[ sel-blok ]
/ ˈsɛlˌblɒk /


a unit of a prison consisting of a number of cells.

Nearby words

cellarage, cellarer, cellaret, cellarman, cellarmaster, cellblock, celle, celled, cellentani, cellhouse, cellini

Origin of cellblock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cellblock

  • A few days after their meet-cute, Russell was miraculously relocated into Morris' cellblock.

    The Man Who Fell for 'King Con'|Gina Piccalo|December 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • All the doors we'd passed in the cellblock were old, rusting things that dated back to when the base was first built.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow