death house


death house
noun
the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
Syn: ↑death row
Hypernyms: ↑cellblock, ↑ward

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noun
: the section of a prison for person awaiting execution

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a building or part of a prison in which persons condemned to death await execution.
[1915-20]

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death house noun (US inf)
Death row
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Main Entry:death

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death house,
U.S. a place where condemned criminals are kept until put to death.

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n. informal the building in which prisoners are kept in preparation for execution

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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