correctional officer

or correction officer, corrections officer


noun

an officer of a jail or prison, especially a guard.

Nearby words

  1. correcting plate,
  2. correction,
  3. correction fluid,
  4. correctional,
  5. correctional facility,
  6. corrections officer,
  7. correctitude,
  8. corrective,
  9. correctively,
  10. correctly

Origin of correctional officer

First recorded in 1970–75

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