jailer

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jail·er

also jail·or  (jā′lər)
n.
One whose responsibility is keeping a jail.

jailer

(ˈdʒeɪlə) ,

jailor

or

gaoler

n
a person in charge of prisoners in a jail

jail•er

or jail•or

(ˈdʒeɪ lər)

n.
1. a person in charge of a jail.
2. a person who forcibly confines another.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jailer - someone who guards prisonersjailer - 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

jailer

gaoler
noun guard, keeper, warden, screw (slang), captor, warder, turnkey (archaic) The chief said someone slugged the jailer and opened the cell.

jailer

also jailor
noun
A guard or keeper of a prison:
British: warder.
Translations
žalářník
fangevogter
fangavörîur
žalárnik

jailer

[ˈdʒeɪləʳ] Ncarcelero/a m/f

jailer

[ˈdʒeɪlər] ngeôlier/ière m/f

jailer

nGefängniswärter(in) m(f), → Gefängnisaufseher(in) m(f)

jailer

gaoler (Brit) [ˈdʒeɪləʳ] ncarceriere 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 ?
The gaoler standing at his side, and the other gaolers moving about, who would have been well enough as to appearance in the ordinary exercise of their functions, looked so extravagantly coarse contrasted with sorrowing mothers and blooming daughters who were there--with the apparitions of the coquette, the young beauty, and the mature woman delicately bred--that the inversion of all experience and likelihood which the scene of shadows presented, was heightened to its utmost.
In secret, too," grumbled the gaoler, looking at the written paper.
But I hope," said the gentleman, following the chief gaoler with his eyes, who moved across the room, "that you are not in secret?
There was a murmur of commiseration as Charles Darnay crossed the room to a grated door where the gaoler awaited him, and many voices--among which, the soft and compassionate voices of women were conspicuous--gave him good wishes and encouragement.
When they bad ascended forty steps (the prisoner of half an hour already counted them), the gaoler opened a low black door, and they passed into a solitary cell.
As the gaoler made a general inspection of these objects, and of the four walls, before going out, a wandering fancy wandered through the mind of the prisoner leaning against the wall opposite to him, that this gaoler was so unwholesomely bloated, both in face and person, as to look like a man who had been drowned and filled with water.
LAST week was a happy/sad experience at The Knights as JARVIS HUMBY and GRAHAM DAY AND THE GAOLERS provided the final epic soundtrack of the summer at this great little venue.
The journals of matrons and gaolers from New Zealand institutions create a mundane impression of prison life, in which one day's events appear much the same as those of the preceding day.
GRAHAM DAY AND THE GAOLERS will be having lock down on Teesside tonight.