Definition of Cellblock

1. Noun. A division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells).

Exact synonyms: Ward
Generic synonyms: Block
Terms within: Cell, Jail Cell, Prison Cell
Specialized synonyms: Death House, Death Row
Group relationships: Prison, Prison House



Definition of Cellblock

1. Noun. A wing of a prison containing cells for the inmates. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cellblock

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cellblock

cellarette
cellarettes
cellaria
cellaring
cellarist
cellarists
cellarium
cellarless
cellarlike
cellarman
cellarmen
cellars
cellarway
cellarways
cellary
cellblock (current term)
cellblocks
cellco
cellcos
celled
cellevision
celli
cellicolous
celliferous
celliform
cellifugal
celling
cellist
cellists
cellmate

Literary usage of Cellblock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Behind Bars in Brazil by Joanne Mariner, James Cavallaro (1998)
"Putting on the guards' uniforms, the prisoners rushed out of the cellblock seeking to escape, but ran into the prison warden instead. ..."

2. The Human Rights Watch Global Report on Prisons by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1993)
"In Lurigancho, about twenty inmates died during the battle for control of the cellblock, and all of the survivors, more than 110, were murdered after their ..."

3. Modern Capital of Human Rights?: Abuses in the State of Georgia by Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"In one cellblock at the Irwin YDC, suicidal juveniles are actually stripped naked and tied by ... They share the cellblock with juveniles assigned there as ..."

4. No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons by Joanne Mariner, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (2001)
"A month later, he was transferred back into the same cellblock with inmate B; the sexual abuse resumed. On June 3: I was at Inmate B.'s bed and he forced me ..."

5. Punishment Before Trial: Prison Conditions in Venezuela by Joanne Mariner (1997)
"At the Venezuela National Penitentiary, for example, cellblocks 4 and 5 are in conflict with cellblocks 1 and 2; at Tocuyito, prisoners from cellblock 2 ..."

6. "Nobody's Children": Jamaican Children in Police Detention and Government by Rosa Ehrenreich, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"99 Conditions within the cellblock were deplorable. At the entrance to the cell block's main gate, a large bin overflowed with trash, and the stench of ..."

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