Definition of death house in English:

death house

Syllabification: death house

noun

US informal
  • The building in which prisoners are kept in preparation for execution.
    More example sentences
    • Officials said they moved the prisoner to a bare cell in the windowless death house on the prison grounds yesterday, confirming it with a video released to news media.
    • And Terre Haute Federal Prison and its death house in rural Indiana hardly make for a modern-day Calvary or Golgotha.
    • On January 12, two prison matrons escorted her quickly into the death house and strapped her, sobbing, into the large wooden chair.

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