holding cell

Definition of "holding cell"
  1. A temporary place of confinement in a courthouse where defendants in custody await their court appearance before being taken back to the main jail
How to use "holding cell" in a sentence
  1. The local sheriff transferred the defendant to the courthouse's holding cell before his trial.
  2. After his arrest, he spent hours in the holding cell awaiting his hearing.
  3. Due to her disruptive behavior, she was taken to the holding cell during the recess of her trial.

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