Definition of "lockdown"
  1. A temporary period during which prisoners are restricted to their cells for maintaining security
How to use "lockdown" in a sentence
  1. After the riot, the prison authorities initiated a lockdown to restore order in the facility.
  2. Unexpected lockdown in the prison resulted in the postponement of the visitors' day.
  3. Due to a suspected security threat, the warden authorized a lockdown, requiring all inmates to stay in their cells.

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