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Meaning of LOCKUP

Pronunciation:  'lâk`up

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of locking something up to protect it
  2. [n]  jail in a local police station

LOCKUP is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: locking
 See Also: clink, gaol, jail, jailhouse, protection, slammer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lock"up`\, n.
A place where persons under arrest are temporarily locked up;
a watchhouse.

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