1. Nautical. A raised covering over a small hatchway.2. Offensive Slang. An institution for the mentally ill.
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jail — n 1. lockup, jailhouse, station house, police station, Scot. tollbooth, Inf. clink, U.S. Inf. calaboose, Brit. Inf. bridewell; guardhouse, guardroom, U.S. brig; prison, penitentiary, Sl. pen, house of detention, penal institution, Sl. big house,… … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder
pound — I v 1. beat, batter, pommel, pelt, lay on, Sl. paste, Archaic. belabor; cudgel, bludgeon, baste, bastinado, cane, club, hammer, fustigate; maul, manhandle, rough up, Inf. give it to, Sl. knock around or about, Sl. give [s.o.] the business, Sl.… … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder
prison — n penitentiary, Sl. pen, house of detention, penal institution, state prison, state or federal penitentiary, Sl. big house, Sl. slammer, Sl. stir, Brit. Sl. college, Brit. Sl. porridge; jail, jailhouse, station house, lockup, Scot. tolbooth, Inf … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder