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[jeyl-hous] /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs/

noun, plural jailhouses
[jeyl-hou-ziz] /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a or building used as a .
(Southern US) a jail; prison


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