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death house Syllabification: death house
Pronunciation: /deTH houz/

Definition of death house in English:


US informal
The building in which prisoners are kept in preparation for execution.
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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