gaoler


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaoler - someone who guards prisonersgaoler - someone who guards prisoners  
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
Translations
سَجّان، حارِس السِّجْن
fangavörîur
žalárnik

gaoler

[ˈdʒeɪləʳ] n (Brit) → carceriere m

jail,

gaol

(dʒeil) noun
(a) prison. You ought to be sent to jail for doing that.
verb
to put in prison. He was jailed for two years.
ˈjailer, ˈjailor, ˈgaoler noun
a person who has charge of a jail or of prisoners. The jailer was knocked unconscious in the riot.
ˈjailbird, ˈgaolbird noun
a person who is or has often been in jail.

to put a criminal in jail or gaol (not goal).
References in classic literature ?
I was like a gaoler with an eye to possible surprises and escapes.
The Grange is not a prison, Ellen, and you are not my gaoler.
They had been treating their guard, I suppose, for they had a gaoler with them, and all three came out wiping their mouths on their hands.
said Sancho; "take him away at once where he'll see his mistake with his own eyes, even if the gaoler is willing to exert his interested generosity on his behalf; for I'll lay a penalty of two thousand ducats on him if he allows him to stir a step from the prison.
Chain cables and stout ropes keep her bound to stone posts at the edge of a paved shore, and a berthing-master, with brass buttons on his coat, walks about like a weather-beaten and ruddy gaoler, casting jealous, watchful glances upon the moorings that fetter a ship lying passive and still and safe, as if lost in deep regrets of her days of liberty and danger on the sea.
There was a slave," she murmured, "who grew to love her gaoler, and when they came to set her free and take her back to her own people--she prayed only to be left in her cell
A life prisoner to a lifeless gaoler, life was all grey to Michael.
In the evening the gaoler Honour brought her the letter which she received from the gamekeeper.
Meanwhile the sun was shining outside; and being very cold in that miserable room, I knocked and shouted till my gaoler came and let me out.