death row

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noun

a row of prison cells for prisoners awaiting execution.

Nearby words

  1. death on,
  2. death penalty,
  3. death rate,
  4. death rattle,
  5. death ray,
  6. death seat,
  7. death sentence,
  8. death spiral,
  9. death squad,
  10. death tax

Origin of death row

First recorded in 1950–55

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death row

death house

noun

US the part of a prison where those sentenced to death are confined
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