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Noun: slammer  sla-mu(r)
  1. A person who closes things violently
    "she's a dramatic slammer of doors"
  2. [informal] A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    - jail, jailhouse, gaol [Brit], clink [informal], poky [informal], pokey [informal], prison, calaboose [US, Austral, informal]

Derived forms: slammers

Type of: closer, correctional institution

Encyclopedia: Slammer