/ (trɒŋk) /


Southern African informal a jail

Nearby words

  1. tronc,
  2. trondheim,
  3. trondheim fiord,
  4. trondhjemite,
  5. trone,
  6. troop,
  7. troop carrier,
  8. trooper,
  9. troopship,
  10. troostite

Word Origin for tronk


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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