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Definition of Jail bird
Jail bird Jail Jail, n. [OE. jaile, gail, gayhol, OF. gaole, gaiole,
jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, LL. gabiola, dim. of gabia cage, for L.
cavea cavity, cage. See Cage.]
A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons
held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with
reference to some future judicial proceeding. [Written also
This jail I count the house of liberty. --Milton.
Jail bird, a prisoner; one who has been confined in prison.
Jail delivery, the release of prisoners from jail, either
legally or by violence.
Jail delivery commission. See under Gaol.
Jail fever (Med.), typhus fever, or a disease resembling
it, generated in jails and other places crowded with
people; -- called also hospital fever, and ship fever.
Jail liberties, or Jail limits, a space or district
around a jail within which an imprisoned debtor was, on
certain conditions, allowed to go at large. --Abbott.
Jail lock, a peculiar form of padlock; -- called also