What does padded cell mean?

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  1. Padded cell

    A padded cell is a cell in a psychiatric hospital with cushions lining the walls. The padding is an attempt to prevent a patient from hurting themselves by hitting their head on the hard surface of the walls. In most cases, the person placed in a padded cell is compelled to be there. A padded cell is sometimes colloquially known as a "rubber room".

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. padded cell

    Where you put lusers so they can't hurt anything. A program that limits a luser to a carefully restricted subset of the capabilities of the host system (for example, the rsh(1) utility on USG Unix). Note that this is different from an iron box because it is overt and not aimed at enforcing security so much as protecting others (and the luser) from the consequences of the luser's boundless naivete (see naive). Also padded cell environment.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of padded cell in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of padded cell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    The tiny madman in his padded cell.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

  3. Clarence Darrow:

    We know life is futile. A man who considers that his life is of very wonderful importance is awfully close to a padded cell.

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