lockup

Definitions of lockup
  1. noun
    jail in a local police station
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    type of:
    clink, gaol, jail, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer
    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)
  2. noun
    the act of locking something up to protect it
    synonyms: locking
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    type of:
    protection
    the activity of protecting someone or something
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