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also jail·or  (jā′lər)
One whose responsibility is keeping a jail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jailor - someone who guards prisonersjailor - 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


also jailor
A guard or keeper of a prison:
British: warder.



(dʒeil) noun
(a) prison. You ought to be sent to jail for doing that.
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 ?
"Why, this is your prison," replied Tollydiggle, "and in me behold your jailor. Take off those handcuffs, Soldier, for it is impossible for anyone to escape from this house."
If his jailor was willing to trust him in this way he would not betray her trust, and moreover a hot supper was being prepared for him and his prison was very pleasant and comfortable.
After receiving several complaints, Jailor Satish Chandra Tripathi called in snake charmers who played flute music continuously for three hours and captured four reptiles.
BRUSSELS (TAP) - Najim Laachraoui , the bomb maker for attacks on Paris and Brussels had a previous career as a jailor for the Islamic State (IS) group, a lawyer for one of his hostages said Friday.
AN INMATE died and a jailor was injured when a clash ensued between the authorities and the inmates of the Ghazipur district jail during an inspection on Friday.
He complains the selecting of the said Jailors for the promotion to Jailor Class I constitutes an infringement of his right to equality and equal protection of the law guaranteed to him under the Constitution.
Bennet then asks Blakey to be his jailor and punish him for his past sins.