cellhouse

[ sel-hous ]
/ ˈsɛlˌhaʊs /

noun

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

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Origin of cellhouse

First recorded in 1930–35; cell + house
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cellhouse

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