from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern & Western U.S. A jail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A prison or gaol/jail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A prison; a jail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prison; especially, a common jail or lockup.
Louisiana French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo, dungeon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo (Wiktionary)