Definition of jailhouse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒeɪlhaʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeɪlhaʊs//
(North American English) Prison
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a prison See related entries: PrisonExtra examples He became something of a jailhouse lawyer. The jailhouse housed the sheriff and his family as well as the prisoners. Two prisoners die in jailhouse fire.
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