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jailhouse

[jeyl-hous] /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs/
noun, plural jailhouses
[jeyl-hou-ziz] /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a jail or building used as a jail.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; jail + house
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  • Both have become canny jailhouse lawyers, and communicate by mail with hundreds of individuals.
  • In the jailhouse photographs, he is almost forty pounds lighter.
  • Tells about his time in prison as a model prisoner and a jailhouse lawyer.
  • Brewer was involved in a slew of jailhouse beatings and brawls.
  • Most jailhouse snitches offer to tell tales on one other inmate, maybe two.
  • Though he doesn't have a law degree, he earned a reputation there as a jailhouse lawyer.
British Dictionary definitions for jailhouse

jailhouse

/ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(Southern US) a jail; prison
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