What is another word for jail cell?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈe͡ɪl sˈɛl] (IPA)

"Jail cell" can be replaced with a variety of synonyms to communicate the same meaning. Some of the synonyms include "prison cell," "detention cell," "lockup," "holding cell," "penitentiary chamber," "confinement room," "custody cubicle," "incarceration space," "correctional unit," "punitory chamber," and "clampdown room." Each of these words brings a slightly different nuance to the idea of a confined space meant for the detention of individuals, including criminals. Whether the term is being used in legal contexts or in literature, these synonyms prove useful when a writer or speaker seeks to avoid repetition or to enhance the connotations associated with the term.

Synonyms for Jail cell:

What are the hypernyms for Jail cell?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Jail cell?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for jail cell (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Jail cell?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Famous quotes with Jail cell

  • It would be like the films I've seen where wardens would decide to be in a jail cell for a week, to get a sense of what it would be like to be a prisoner.
    Gregory Hines
  • You see, you can't put joblessness in a jail cell.
    Carrie P. Meek
  • Don Corleone I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall Michael - if he is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room and then I do not forgive. But with said, I pledge - on the souls of my grandchildren - that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made today.
  • “It’s no use!” it was the custom of his grandfather to say. “There’s not a bit o’ use in having brains! All they do is get you into trouble! A lucky idiot’s ten times better off than a brainy man with a jinx on him! A smart man starts thinkin’, and he thinks himself into a jail cell if his luck is bad, and good luck’s wasted on him because it ain’t reasonable and he don’t believe in it when it happens! It’s taken me a lifetime to keep my brains from ruinin’ me! No, sir! I hope none o’ my descendants inherit my brains! I pity ‘em if they do!” Hoddan had been on Darth not more than four hours. In that time he’d found himself robbed, had resented it, had been the object of two spirited attempts at assassination, had ridden an excruciating number of miles on an unfamiliar animal, and now found himself in a stone dungeon and deprived of food lest feeding him obligate his host not to cut his throat. And he’d gotten into this by himself! He’d chosen it! He’d practically asked for it! He began strongly to share his grandfather’s disillusioned view of brains.
    Murray Leinster

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