detention lock

   a lock designed for securing a cell or other area in a prison or jail

Locksmith dictionary . 2014.

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  • lock-up — detention cell for offenders, 1838, perhaps short for earlier lock up house; from LOCK (Cf. lock) (v.) + UP (Cf. up). Meaning action of locking up is from 1845. The verbal phrase lock up is recorded from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • lock|up — «LOK UHP», noun. 1. a) a house or room for the temporary detention of persons under arrest. b) = jail. (Cf. ↑jail) 2. the act of locking up. 3. the state of being locked up …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock-up — n. & adj. n. 1 a house or room for the temporary detention of prisoners. 2 Brit. non residential premises etc. that can be locked up, esp. a small shop or storehouse. 3 a the locking up of premises for the night. b the time of doing this. 4 a the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Village lock-up — Village lock ups are historic buildings that were used for the temporary detention of people in rural parts of England and Wales.They were often used for the confinement of drunks who were usually released the next day or to hold people being… …   Wikipedia

  • Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn — The Metropolitan Detention Center located at 80 29th Street near Gowanus Bay, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues on 29th Street, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York, is one of several MDCs operated by the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysian lock-up detainee abuse scandal — The Malaysian lock up detainee abuse scandal (also known as Squatgate) is a scandal involving the abuse allegations of detainees (initially Chinese citizens) under the care of the Royal Malaysian Police (Malay: Polis Di Raja Malaysia, or PDRM)… …   Wikipedia

  • immure — Synonyms and related words: bastille, bolt in, bottle up, box in, box up, cabin, cage, casket, cast in prison, check, clap in jail, clap up, cloister, closet, coffin, confine, constrain, coop, coop in, coop up, cork up, corral, cramp, crib,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Queen Anne's County Courthouse — Infobox Historic building name = Queen Anne s County Courthouse caption = map type = latitude = longitude = location = 100 Courthouse Square location town = Centreville location country = United States of America architect = client = Queen Anne s …   Wikipedia

  • lockup — lock•up [[t]ˈlɒkˌʌp[/t]] n. 1) a jail, esp. a local one for temporary detention 2) the act of locking up or the state of being locked up • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Singapore) — Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act A police officer equipped with a firearm and handcuffs An Act to make temporary provisions for the maintenance of public order, the control of supplies by sea to Singapore, and the prevention of strikes and …   Wikipedia

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