glasshouse

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a large structure made of glass inside which plants are grown, especially commercially or for scientific purposes

Slang

  • noun an army prison. The military detention centre at Aldershot barracks had a glass roof in the early years of the 20th century and was notorious for the severity of its regime. Known as the ‘Glass House’ to inmates, it gave its name to other similar establishments.
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