- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n., informal, jail, prison.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. prison, jail, penitentiary; see jail .III(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Informal A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention: brig, house of correction, jail, keep, penitentiary, prison. Informal: pen3. Slang: big house, can, clink, cooler, coop, hoosegow, joint, jug, pokey1, slammer, stir2. Chiefly Regional: calaboose. See FREE.
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lockup — lock·up n 1: a cell or group of cells (as in a courthouse) or jail where persons are held prior to a court hearing compare house of correction, house of detention, jail … Law dictionary
Lockup — Lock up , 1. n. A place where persons under arrest are temporarily locked up; a watchhouse; a jail. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or state of temporary imprisonment in a lockup. [PJC] 3. A malfunction in a machine having moving parts, such that… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lockup — [läk′up΄] n. 1. the act of locking up 2. a being locked up, as in jail 3. a jail … English World dictionary
lockup — The moment when a tire begins to skid during braking. A tire s maximum braking force occurs when it is on the verge of lockup. Ideally all four tires should approach lockup simultaneously to give a vehicle the best braking. Because this ideal is… … Dictionary of automotive terms
lockup — noun Eileen spent the night in lockup the lockup in this town is a historical landmark Syn: jail, prison, cell, detention center, jailhouse, penitentiary; informal slammer, jug, can, brig, clink, big house, cooler, hoosegow, cage, pen … Thesaurus of popular words
lockup — UK [ˈlɒkʌp] / US [ˈlɑkˌʌp] noun Word forms lockup : singular lockup plural lockups 1) [uncountable] a small prison in a village or town, where the police can keep a criminal for a short period of time 2) [countable] British a garage that you can… … English dictionary
lockup — noun A jail. Hes in lockup for 30 days for drunk and disorderly … Wiktionary
lockup — n Jail or prison. He was picked up on a DUI and spent the night in the lockup. 1950s … Historical dictionary of American slang
lockup — A place of detention in a police station, court or other facility used for persons awaiting trial. In corporate law, a slang term that refers to the setting aside of securities for purchase by friendly interests in order to defeat or make more… … Black's law dictionary
lockup — noun Date: 1824 1. jail; especially a local jail where persons are detained prior to court hearing 2. an act of locking ; the state of being locked … New Collegiate Dictionary
lockup — /lok up /, n. 1. a jail, esp. a local one for temporary detention. 2. the act of locking up or the state of being locked up. 3. a temporary imprisonment or detention, as of suspects or prisoners. 4. a stock that has been held by an individual as… … Universalium