Definition of condemned cell in English:

condemned cell

Line breaks: con|demned cell

noun

British
A prison cell in which a prisoner who has received a death sentence is kept.
More example sentences
  • Ellis spent three weeks and three days in the condemned cell in Holloway Prison.
  • When a distinguished prisoner escaped from the condemned cell, he accepted a bribe from a colleague to declare that the man had drowned.
  • I hate to admit it but I feel almost afraid, as if I'm waiting in a condemned cell for the arrival of an executioner.

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