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Noun: holding cell
  1. A jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial

Derived forms: holding cells

Type of: calaboose [US, Austral, informal], clink [informal], gaol [Brit], jail, jailhouse, pokey [informal], poky [informal], prison, slammer [informal]

Encyclopedia: Holding cell