What does the word jail mean?

Usage examples for jail

  1. I'll jail him for this! – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  2. No jail would be strong enough to keep them away from you. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  3. Altogether I do not quite like to picture Frank as he was when he came out of jail, and hurried away. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson