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Meaning of "cellblock" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CELLBLOCK

cellblock  [ˈsɛlˌblɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CELLBLOCK

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Cellblock is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CELLBLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cellblock

Prison cell

A prison cell or holding cell or lock-up is a small room in a prison, or police station where a prisoner is held. Prison cells are usually about 6 by 8 feet in size with steel or brick walls and one solid or barred door that locks from the outside. Many modern prison cells are pre-cast. Solid doors may have a window that allows the prisoner to be observed from the outside. Furnishings and fixtures inside the cell are constructed so that they cannot be easily broken and are anchored to the walls or floor. Stainless steel lavatories and commodes are also used. This prevents vandalism or the making of weapons. There are a number of prison and prison cell configurations, from simple police station holding cells to massive cell blocks in larger correctional facilities. In the United Kingdom, cells in a police station are the responsibility of the Custody Sergeant, who also logs each detainee and allocates him or her an available cell. Custody Sergeants also ensure cells are clean and as germ-free as possible, in accordance with the Human Rights Act. The practice of assigning only one inmate to each cell in a prison is called single-celling.

Definition of cellblock in the English dictionary

The definition of cellblock in the dictionary is a group of cells in a prison where prisoners are kept.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CELLBLOCK


backblock
ˈbækˌblɒk
bloc
blɒk
Bloch
blɒk
block
blɒk
Blok
blɒk
breechblock
ˈbriːtʃˌblɒk
H-block
ˈeɪtʃˌblɒk
monobloc
ˈmɒnəʊˌblɒk
roadblock
ˈrəʊdˌblɒk
subblock
ˈsʌbˌblɒk
superblock
ˈsuːpəblɒk
swivelblock
ˈswɪvəlˌblɒk
unblock
ʌnˈblɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CELLBLOCK

cellae
cellar
cellar dwellers
cellarage
cellarer
cellaret
cellarette
cellarman
cellarous
cellarway
Celle
celled
cellentani
cellfish
celliferous
celling
Cellini
cellist
cellmate
cello

WORDS THAT END LIKE CELLBLOCK

a chip off the old block
apartment block
atrioventricular block
building block
chip off the old block
chock-a-block
chopping block
cylinder block
engine block
line block
lock
mental block
mounting-block
nerve block
on the block
snatch block
starting block
stumbling block
sun block
wood block
writer´s block

Synonyms and antonyms of cellblock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cellblock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CELLBLOCK

Find out the translation of cellblock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cellblock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cellblock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

囚室
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cellblock
570 millions of speakers

English

cellblock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

cellblock
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزنازين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тюремный корпус
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cellblock
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

cellblock
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cellblock
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sel darah merah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zellenblock
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

独房棟
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

독방
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cellblock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cellblock
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

cellblock
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सेलब्लॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hücre bloğu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cellblock
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cellblock
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тюремний корпус
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bloc cu celule
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cellblock
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cellblock
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cellblock
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Cellblock
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cellblock

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CELLBLOCK»

The term «cellblock» is regularly used and occupies the 64.852 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CELLBLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cellblock

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CELLBLOCK»

Discover the use of cellblock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cellblock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America
Here is art that evidences deep and personal healing and lasting change."--David Byrne "Phyllis Kornfeld has very extensive experience in the field of prison art.
Phyllis Kornfeld, 1997
2
The Penitentiary in Crisis: From Accommodation to Riot in ...
On each cellblock tier, two rows of cells are aligned back-to-back in the center of the unit, which creates a large space between the front of each cell and the outside wall of the cellblock. Each cellblock has a grill at the main entrance and other ...
Mark Colvin, 1992
3
Constitutional Rights of Prisoners
I At the time he was injured, respondent Gerald Albers was confined in cellblock “ A” of the Oregon State Penitentiary. Cellblock “A” consists of two tiers of barred cells housing some 200 inmates. The two tiers are connected by a stairway that ...
John W. Palmer, 2010
4
The Essential Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment
The second of Milan and McKee's (1976) two studies indicated that reinforcement for participation and performance in the educational program produced an increase in the amount of time spent in the classrooms on the cellblock. In addition ...
Clive R. Hollin, 2005
5
The Devil's Butcher Shop: The New Mexico Prison Uprising
7:00 a.m. -Inmates break into Cellblock 2:02 a.m.-Officers V. Martinez and Vigil 4. Thirteen inmates are killed in the » hide in basement near gas chamber cellblock; twelve of them are residents\ (beneath Cellblock 5). of the cellblock. 2:15-2:30 ...
Roger Morris, 1983
6
Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked ...
A very valuable alternative for establishing a standardized series of protocols is the use of cellblock preparations. Cellblock preparations using fresh cellular materials are fixed in formalin and processed via the identical procedures utilized for ...
Fan Lin, Jeffrey Prichard, 2011
7
Eastern State Penitentiary's Cellblock Three: Transforming ...
The medical patients of cellblock three lived in unique and confined conditions.
Erica L. Harvey, 2008
8
Montana Legacy: Essays on History, People, and Place
Within seconds, forty- two-year-old, six-time loser Jerry Myles and twenty-five- year-old convicted burglar George Alton climbed across bars near the south end of the cellblock, scrambled onto the catwalk, and relieved Byers of his keys to the  ...
Harry W. Fritz, Mary Murphy, Robert R. Swartout, 2002
9
The Legends of Capia
“I want to see the prisoner in cellblock four”, said Claudius. Clementus was caught off guard by this. He remembered his first day here as headmaster when he signed that document about the prisoner in cellblock four. the document stating that ...
John M. Deckelmann, 2013
10
Max/MSP/Jitter for Music: A Practical Guide to Developing ...
318 chord progressions entered in jit.cellblock are sent to the modal_prog abstraction | E003.maxpat 6. Add another progression (such as 6 4 1 5) by clicking in the jit .cellblock cell beneath the 1 5 3 4 and entering new numbers in the textedit ...
V. J. Manzo, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CELLBLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cellblock is used in the context of the following news items.
1
First MTA bus driver arrested under 'Vision Zero' shouldn't have …
“They had her in a cellblock, and I was sitting outside trying to accompany this nice little lady who was just utterly devastated and had no idea ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
2
Paterson police officer suspended due to alleged insubordination …
On September 6, she informed Sergeant Jamie Navarro at the cellblock that she was under medication which she had to take every three hours ... «Paterson Times, Jul 15»
3
NM ACLU chapter seeks jail oversight committee
"Some of corrections officers have admitted that grievances never make it out of cellblock and they wind up in a garbage can," Hudson said. "If there is no way to ... «CorrectionsOne, Jul 15»
4
Nurses faulted in 2013 Westchester jail death
Before getting there he collapsed in the cellblock. The nurses responded and Smith urged McNulty to "get up and walk" and tried to lift him by ... «The Journal News | LoHud.com, Jul 15»
5
Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel battle over a bot in Chappie
Welcome back to clans, cliques and cellblock shenanigans with the third series of this Emmy-winning prison drama, only on Netflix. «BT.com, Jul 15»
6
Tariq Ba Odah's Eight-Year Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay
... genital areas whenever they enter or leave the cellblock. So it was understandable that Ba Odah consistently declined my meeting requests. «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
7
Catch Marvel's Agent Carter for a ripping good time
Welcome back to clans, cliques and cellblock shenanigans with the third series of this Emmy-winning prison drama, only on Netflix. «BT.com, Jul 15»
8
Local ACLU chapter seeks jail oversight committee
"Some of corrections officers have admitted that grievances never make it out of cellblock and they wind up in a garbage can," Hudson said. «Silver City Sun-News, Jul 15»
9
Review: 2015 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
... on Cellblock G." Regardless, this is a G63, meaning that it includes styling touches that help distance itself from the more pedestrian G550. «LeftLane News, Jul 15»
10
Still Alice heads up an awesome list of Oscar winners
Welcome back to clans, cliques and cellblock shenanigans with the third series of this Emmy-winning prison drama, only on Netflix. «BT.com, Jul 15»

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