lock-up


lock-up
lock-ups
1) N-COUNT A lock-up is the same as a jail. [AM, INFORMAL]

...the 450 inmates at the maximum-security lock-up in Lucasville.

2) N-COUNT A lock-up is a garage that is used by someone, but is not next to their house. [BRIT]

25lb of Semtex explosive was found in the lock-up she had rented to Mr Henderson.

ADJ: ADJ n
Lock-up is also an adjective.

A massive arms cache had been hidden in a lock-up garage near the couple's home.


English dictionary. 2008.