Associations to the word «Jail»

Pictures for the word «Jail»


JAIL, noun. A place or institution for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody or detention, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
JAIL, noun. (uncountable) Confinement in a jail.
JAIL, noun. (horse racing) The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).
JAIL, noun. In dodgeball and related games, the area where players who have been struck by the ball are confined.
JAIL, verb. To imprison.
JAIL BAIT, noun. Alternative spelling of jailbait
JAIL BREAK, noun. An escape from prison.
JAIL BREAKS, noun. Plural of jail break
JAIL CELL, noun. A locked room to incarcerate an inmate in prison.
JAIL CELLS, noun. Plural of jail cell
JAIL FEVER, noun. Typhus.
JAIL LOCK, noun. A kind of cast-iron padlock.
JAIL LOCKS, noun. Plural of jail lock

Dictionary definition

JAIL, 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).
JAIL, verb. Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life".

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