Jail. n.s. [geol, French.] A gaol; a prison; a place where criminals are confined. See Gaol. It is written either way; but commonly by latter writers jail.
Away with the dotard, to the jail with him. Shakesp.
A dependant upon him paid six pound ready money, which, poor man, he lived to repent in a jail. Clarendon.
He sigh'd and turn'd his eyes, because he knew
'Twas but a larger jail he had in view. Dryden.
One jail did all their criminals restrain,
Which now the walls of Rome can scarce contain. Dryden.