noun, verb (used with object) British.

Related formsgaol·er, nounun·der·gaol·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun, verb

British a variant spelling of jail
Derived Formsgaoler, noun
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Word Origin and History for gaoler

chiefly British English spelling of jailer.


see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.

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