slammer

Definitions of slammer
  1. noun
    a person who closes things violently
    “she's a dramatic slammer of doors”
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    type of:
    closer, finisher
    (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
  2. 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)
    synonyms: clink, gaol, jail, jailhouse, pokey, poky
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    bastille
    a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
    holding cell
    a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
    hoosegow, hoosgow
    slang for a jail
    house of correction
    (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
    lockup
    jail in a local police station
    workhouse
    a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
    type of:
    correctional institution
    a penal institution maintained by the government
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