drunk tank

noun Informal.
a large jail cell where persons arrested for drunkenness are kept, usually overnight.


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drunk tank
informal a large police cell used for detaining drunks overnight

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Example sentences
Besides the regular cell blocks, there is also a padded cell and a drunk tank.
The police put him in the drunk tank to sober up before talking to him.
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