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definition of the word jail

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Singular
jail

Plural
countable and uncountable; jails

jail (countable and uncountable; plural jails)

  1. A prison; a place of detention; a place where a person convicted or suspected of a crime is detained.
  2. (uncountable) Confinement in a jail.
  3. (slang) school
    I have to go to jail for 5 days per week.
  4. (horse racing) The requirements that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for (usually) 30 days.


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