prison cell

prison cell
noun
a room where a prisoner is kept
Syn: ↑cell, ↑jail cell
Derivationally related forms: ↑cellular (for: ↑cell)
Hypernyms: ↑room
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑cellblock, ↑ward

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