Definition of cell block in English:

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cell block

Pronunciation: /ˈsel ˌbläk/


A large single building or part of a complex subdivided into separate prison cells.
Example sentences
  • A hundred prisoners turned at once to the cell block's single barred window, where a blur of color floated through the front gate, heading for the compound.
  • The main cell block is a cavernous building with a central four-story island of stacked cells.
  • He told the newspaper that he attempted to hang himself after he was placed in a cell block with mentally ill prisoners.

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Syllabification: cell block

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