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- n. Any of the prisons set up in Britain for delinquent boys from 1895 to 1983.
- n. Any institution which provides education to young offenders.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a British reform school for youths between 16 and 22.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
Named after Borstal Prison in Kent, England. (Wiktionary)