Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a pit where snakes are kept
- ☆ Informal a place of horror and confusion, as a crowded mental hospital where patients are improperly cared for
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noun SlangThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A place of disorder and chaos.
- A mental health facility.