watchhouse


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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