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

  • n. A procedural tour of duty in a prison in which guards frequently check the cells of inmates suspected of suicidal tendencies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A period of monitoring of someone, especially a prisoner deemed likely to commit suicide, to ensure they do not commit suicide.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.