jailyard

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Etymology[edit]

jail +‎ yard

Noun[edit]

jailyard (plural jailyards)

  1. A yard adjoining a prison.
    • 2008 April 23, Gilbert King, “Cruel and Unusual History”, in New York Times[1]:
      Once the Supreme Court affirmed Utah’s right to eradicate him by rifle, Wilkerson was let into a jailyard where he declined to be blindfolded.