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English definition of “the slammer”

the slammer

noun [S]     /ˈslæm.ər/ US  // slang
prison: He's doing five to ten years in the slammer.Prisons and parts of prisons
(Definition of the slammer noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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