padded cell


noun

a room, as in a mental hospital, with padded walls for the confinement of violent inmates.

Nearby words

  1. pad stone,
  2. pad thai,
  3. pada,
  4. padang,
  5. padauk,
  6. padding,
  7. paddington,
  8. paddle,
  9. paddle box,
  10. paddle one's own canoe

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British Dictionary definitions for padded cell

padded cell

noun

a room, esp one in a mental hospital, with padded surfaces in which violent inmates are placed
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