Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A jail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A prison; especially, a common jail or lockup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Local, U. S. A prison; a jail.

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  • noun US, dialect A prison or gaol/jail.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Louisiana French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo, dungeon.]

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from French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo

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