drunk tank (plural drunk tanks)
- a cell where people who have been arrested for public drunkenness are detained until they are sober.
- 1987, The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
- It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank, an old man said to me, won't see another one, and then he sang a song, The Rare Old Mountain Dew, I turned my face away, and dreamed about you
cell where drunken people are detained until they are sober