drunk tank(redirected from a drunk-tank)
slang A jail cell where people are detained after having been arrested for public drunkenness or a similar offense. My son's in the drunk tank, so I have to go down to the police station and pick him up.
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n. a jail cell where drunks are kept. (see also junk tank.) They hose down the drunk tank every hour on Friday and Saturday nights.
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