from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A jail. See calaboose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Spanish form of calaboose.


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  • They were moored, stem and stern, in a grog-shop, making a great noise, with a crowd of Indians and hungry half-breeds about them, and with a fair prospect of being stripped and dirked, or left to pass the night in the calabozo.

    - Richard Henry Dana Jr., Two Years Before the Mast, ch. 27

    September 9, 2008