/ (trɒŋk) /


Southern African informal a jail

Word Origin for tronk

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Examples from the Web for tronk

  • He was arrested and kept in the tronk for some weeks, while every hole and corner of his farm was searched.

  • Besides, I should be delighted to have him chocked into the tronk for ‘gun-running.’

    A Veldt Official|Bertram Mitford
  • But the fellow begged and prayed that he might not be sent to the tronk.

    A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford
  • Man, but the nipper was jolly glad to get out of the tronk, I can tell you.

    A Veldt Vendetta|Bertram Mitford