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Definition of "watchhouse" [watch•house]

  • A small prison attached to a police station, usually used on a temporary basis. (noun)

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Use "watchhouse" in a sentence
  • "Let the watchhouse, which is in the vineyard, be ten high, and four broad."
  • "Resistance and enquiry were alike vain, and Ralph was lodged in the watchhouse without even knowing the charge on which he had been taken up."
  • "It was already growing dusk when Denisov, Petya, and the esaul rode up to the watchhouse."