Definition of Lockup

1. Noun. Jail in a local police station.

Generic synonyms: Clink, Gaol, Jail, Jailhouse, Pokey, Poky, Slammer



2. Noun. The act of locking something up to protect it.
Exact synonyms: Locking
Generic synonyms: Protection
Derivative terms: Lock Up, Lock Up

Definition of Lockup

1. n. A place where persons under arrest are temporarily locked up; a watchhouse.

Definition of Lockup

1. Noun. (slang) A jail, prison. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lockup

1. a jail [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lockup

locksman
locksmen
locksmith
locksmithery
locksmithing
locksmithings
locksmiths
locksmithy
lockstep
locksteps
lockstitch
lockstitched
lockstitches
lockstitching
lockt
lockup (current term)
lockups
locky
loco
loco citato
loco disease
locobase
locoed
locoes
locofoco
locofocos
locoing
locoism
locoisms
locoman

Literary usage of Lockup

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1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"The lockup.—The lockup ia intended for temporary detention of persons accused of minor offenses or crime. It is used also for shelter of vagrants and other ..."

2. Behind Bars in Brazil by Joanne Mariner, James Cavallaro (1998)
"—Joao Batista Araujo, commander of Sao Paulo's third police precinct, warning Human Rights Watch researchers about conditions in the precinct lockup. ..."

3. Annotated Consolidated Laws of the State of New York: As Amended to January by Clarence Frank Birdseye, Robert Cushing Cumming, Frank Bixby Gilbert, New York (State). (1914)
"Close any city jail or police station, town or village jail or lockup which is unsanitary or inadequate to provide for the separation and classification of ..."

4. Law Enforcement Management & Administrative Statistics, 1993: Data for by Brian A. Reaves (1995)
"Selected law enforcement and investigative functions, type of 911 system, and lockup facilities of local law enforcement agencies, 1993 Agencies with ..."

5. Guiteau Trial: Closing Speech to the Jury of John K. Porter, of New York, in by John Kilham Porter (1882)
"I would have gotten into the lockup. MR. PORTER. He may have committed a personal fraud, but I know nothing of that. Mr. Scoville says he was so frightened, ..."

6. The Town Meeting: A Manual of Massachusetts Law by Austin De Wolf (1890)
"Keeper of lockup. — The selectmen in towns required to maintain a lockup shall annually appoint a keeper, who shall have the custody and care of the same ..."

7. We; a Confession of Faith for the American People During and After the War by Gerald Stanley Lee (1916)
"... XI THE PLANET lockup While I am in favour of having Colonel Roosevelt's gift for hunting lions (for museums ..."

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