Definitions

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

  • noun One that slams.
  • noun Slang A jail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who, or that which, slams.
  • noun slang Jail, prison.
  • noun A tequila cocktail.
  • noun One who takes part in slam-dance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who closes things violently
  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Etymologies

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

[From slam.]

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slam +‎ -er

Examples

  • Buddy is an Independent first and his time in slammer for RICO convictions doesn’t play well in whole district he would take more votes away from dems (italian Americans)

    Patrick Kennedy (D, RI) cutting and running. | RedState

  • It really looks like most of you think throwing her back in the slammer was the right move.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2007

  • Second, call your slammer and tell the company that you want to go back to your old service.

    Ars Technica

  • It is a privilege, and then to be positive with a drug test, refusing to pay your court costs, that's grounds to put you back in the slammer which is where he should have been.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2004

  • Well, it's a minimum security prison, so it's less of a "slammer" and more of a "shut the door behind you nicely" -- but it's still a long time for anyone to be put in prison for doing something that shouldn't even be a crime.

    Beyond Robson

  • Change can only be achieved by the people in a combined effort with demonstrations, petitions, personal crusades, and newspapers being brave enough to report fraud and embezzlement, that will lead ultimately to the guilty parties being put in the "slammer" for a very long time.

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  • Change can only be achieved by the people in a combined effort with demonstrations, petitions, personal crusades, and newspapers being brave enough to report fraud and embezzlement, that will lead ultimately to the guilty parties being put in the "slammer" for a very long time.

    Pestiside.hu

  • Furthermore he had a song for almost every occasion as he had a prison song, based on his time in the slammer which is reminiscent of

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  • As you have learned, I am a bit reserved and quiet, so with Yappy McYapster in the stall next to me, my time in the slammer was quite taxing.

    Bruce Reyes-Chow: A Dog's Letter to Her New Family

  • As you have learned, I am a bit reserved and quiet, so with Yappy McYapster in the stall next to me, my time in the slammer was quite taxing.

    Bruce Reyes-Chow: A Dog's Letter to Her New Family

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