drunk tank
noun Date: 1947 a large detention cell for arrested drunks

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  • drunk tank — n AmE informal a cell in a prison for people who have drunk too much alcohol …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drunk tank — drunk′ tank n. cvb a large jail cell where persons arrested for alcohol or drug related behavior are detained • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • drunk tank — noun : a large detention cell for persons arrested for drunkenness * * * Informal. a large jail cell where persons arrested for drunkenness are kept, usually overnight. [1940 45] * * * n. informal a large prison cell for the detention of drunks * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drunk tank — This article is about the jail facility. For the series of discussions, see Drunk Tank Podcast. A drunk tank is a jail cell accommodating, customarily or as a temporary expedient, at least one person who is intoxicated, especially with alcohol.… …   Wikipedia

  • drunk tank — n. a jail cell where drunks are kept. (See also junk tank.) □ A couple of hours in the drunk tank really made me think about alcohol. □ They hose down the drunk tank every hour on Friday and Saturday nights …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drunk tank — noun (C) AmE informal a cell in a prison for people who have drunk too much alcohol …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drunk tank — Informal. a large jail cell where persons arrested for drunkenness are kept, usually overnight. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • drunk tank — noun a cell where people who have been arrested for public drunkenness are detained until they are sober. 1987 …   Wiktionary

  • Drunk driving in the United States — Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. It is illegal in all jurisdictions within the United States, though… …   Wikipedia

  • Drunk driving (United States) — Drunk driving is the act of operating and/or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. It is illegal in all jurisdictions within the U.S. The specific… …   Wikipedia

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