nounNorth American informal
A large prison cell for the detention of drunks.
- Jack gets thrown in the drunk tank where he's beaten by his cellmate and then by the local sheriff, who also happens to be running for Congress.
- Ambulance service chiefs are hoping to set up an ‘alcohol triage centre’ - sometimes called a drunk tank - in a Leeds chapel's community room, normally used by slimming clubs.
- He believes there should be counsellors on staff at the drunk tanks.
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