Watchhouse
Watchhouse Watch"house`, n.; pl. {Watchhouses}. 1. A house in which a watch or guard is placed. [1913 Webster]

2. A place where persons under temporary arrest by the police of a city are kept; a police station; a lockup. [1913 Webster]


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