lockup

[lok-uhp]
noun
1.
a jail, especially a local one for temporary detention.
2.
the act of locking up or the state of being locked up.
3.
a temporary imprisonment or detention, as of suspects or prisoners.
4.
a stock that has been held by an individual as a long-term investment, or that a brokerage firm is required by a regulation to hold for a certain period of time before it can be sold.
5.
any investment or credit instrument, as a renewed loan, in which capital is tied up for a long time.
6.
Printing.
a.
the entire body of type and cuts locked up in a chase preparatory to printing or platemaking.
b.
the act or procedure of locking up type and cuts in a chase.
7.
Automotive. a sudden stopping of the rotation of a wheel.
8.
British Informal. a rented locker, storage space, or garage.

Origin:
1760–70; noun use of verb phrase lock up

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lockup

noun
1. jail in a local police station 
2. the act of locking something up to protect it [syn: locking
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Example sentences
As a result of a jail or lockup experience, juveniles often learned antisocial
  behavior from.
The fight concerned a trunk and ended by the doctor's being escorted to the
  village lockup.
The defendant was taken off to the lockup, and the detective left the court-
  room shaking his head.
During lockup, extreme measures are taken to safeguard the data.
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