Prison vs Tronk - What's the difference?

prison | tronk |


As nouns the difference between prison and tronk

is that prison is a place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government while tronk is (south africa) a prison.

As a verb prison

is to imprison.

prison

English

(wikipedia prison)

Noun

  • A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
  • The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.
  • (uncountable) Confinement in prison.
  • Prison was a harrowing experience for him.
  • (colloquial) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
  • The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.

    Synonyms

    * (place) bridewell; see also . * (confinement) imprisonment

    Coordinate terms

    * (place) gaol, jail

    Derived terms

    * imprison * prison camp * prison cell * prison chaser * prisoner * prison guard * prisonhouse * prison officer * prison record * prison sentence * prison warden

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To imprison.
  • Anagrams

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    tronk

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (South Africa) A prison.
  • * 1824 , William John Burchell, Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa
  • It must here be explained that the tronk , or jail, is the general receptacle, not only of convicted criminals, but of such Hottentots or slaves as are found, improperly or illegally wandering about the country...
  • * 1958 , Isobel Rae, The strange story of Dr James Barry
  • The diary of another settler, who had been wrongfully imprisoned in the Tronk , and described the daily life there in no uncertain terms...
  • * 1985 , Lawrence George Green, Maureen Barnes, The best of Lawrence Green
  • It was built, as far as I can discover, because the Cape Argus rightly denounced the overcrowding of the old "tronk" on the waterfront.