Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “borstal”

borstal

noun [C or U]     /ˈbɔː.stəl/ US  /ˈbɔːr-/ UK
(in the past) a prison for boys who were too young to be sent to an ordinary prisonPrisons and parts of prisons
(Definition of borstal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of borstal

Translations of “borstal”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More