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Noun: detention centre
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: detention center)
  1. A large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial, sentence, refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
    - bullpen [N. Amer], detention cell, detention center [US]

Derived forms: detention centres

Type of: cell, jail cell, peter [Austral, NZ, informal], prison cell

Encyclopedia: Detention centre