One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the old red-brick police station was the site of the village lock-up’
jail, prison, cell, police cell, place of detention, place of confinement, detention centre
North American jailhouse
informal cooler, slammer, jug, can, nick, stir, clink, quod, chokey, pen
2‘they had some spare space in a lock-up in a basement car park’
storeroom, store, warehouse, depository, storage space, garage
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