a prison building containing separate cells, each usually intended for one or two prisoners.

Origin of cellhouse

First recorded in 1930–35; cell1 + house
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Historical Examples of cellhouse

  • The prisoners had christened this cellhouse, eighty feet long, twenty-eight feet wide, Limbo Lane.