The definition of a pen is a small yard or animal enclosure, or an tool used to draw or write with ink.
(Slang) A jail
An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
(Uncountable) Confinement in a jail.
The definition of a can is a container normally made of metal with a lid.
A sound meant to imitate a nightingale's note
(Hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
slang for a jail
(U.S. Navy) A place where offenders are temporarily confined, as on a warship
(Slang) A penitentiary
A prison or a prison cell; a jail:
A person or thing that slams
Find another word for hoosegow. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hoosegow, like: pen, pokey, prison, joint, house of correction, jail, keep, penitentiary, lockup, can and cooler.