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slammer

[ slam-er ]
/ ˈslæm ər /
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noun
a person or thing that slams.
Usually the slammer. Also called the slam. Slang. a prison.
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Origin of slammer

First recorded in 1955–60; slam1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for slammer

slammer
/ (ˈslæmə) /

noun
the slammer slang prison
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