lockup definition

  • noun:
    • Informal A jail, specifically one out of which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
    • The act or a case of securing.
    • their state to be closed.
    • A jail, jail.
    • A storage device with a door secured by a padlock or deadbolt; a garage
    • a spot in which persons under arrest are temporarily locked-up; a watchhouse; a jail.
    • The work of securing up, or perhaps the condition to be locked up. See to lock up, under lock, transitive verb
    • an area or place in which people under arrest are temporarily restricted.
    • prison in a local police station
    • the work of locking anything around protect it
  • others:
    • The act or state of short-term imprisonment in a lockup{1}.
    • A malfunction in a device having moving parts, so that the going part cannot move; a seizure.
  • verb:
    • secure by securing
    • place in somewhere in which one thing can not be removed or some one cannot escape

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