Prison vs Tronk - What's the difference?
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.
A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
(uncountable) Confinement in prison.
- The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.
(colloquial) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
- Prison was a harrowing experience for him.
- The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.
* (place) bridewell; see also .
* (confinement) imprisonment
* (place) gaol, jail
* prison camp
* prison cell
* prison chaser
* prison guard
* prison officer
* prison record
* prison sentence
* prison warden
(South Africa) A prison.
* 1824 , William John Burchell, Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa
* 1958 , Isobel Rae, The strange story of Dr James Barry
- 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...
* 1985 , Lawrence George Green, Maureen Barnes, The best of Lawrence Green
- The diary of another settler, who had been wrongfully imprisoned in the Tronk , and described the daily life there in no uncertain terms...
- It was built, as far as I can discover, because the Cape Argus rightly denounced the overcrowding of the old "tronk" on the waterfront.