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cellhouse

[ sel-hous ]
/ ˈsɛlˌhaʊs /
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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
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How to use cellhouse in a sentence

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

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