AskDefine | Define lockup

Dictionary Definition



1 jail in a local police station
2 the act of locking something up to protect it [syn: locking]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A jail.
    He's in lockup for 30 days for drunk and disorderly.

Extensive Definition

Lock up can refer to:
lockup in Japanese: ロックアップ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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