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Definition of "jail-house" []

  • A jail. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "jail-house" in a sentence
  • "A campus art gallery hangs Mr. Kesey's jail-house drawings."
  • "Although Phillips was hissed and booed at one point, the atmosphere in the jail-house chapel was generally more polite than it is in the studio, perhaps because the prisoners were sitting flanked by people with powers to deny them benefits."
  • "I knew that jail-house manners dictated the prisoner, not the visitor, is allowed to bring up the crime and if mentioned ( "Manson is a pathetic, disgusting, worthless, old man") you are allowed maybe one or two follow-up questions."