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/ dʒeɪl /
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noun, verb (used with object) British.
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OTHER WORDS FROM gaolgaoler, nounun·der·gaol·er, noun
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How to use gaol in a sentence
Mademoiselle affected for her gaoler a most unconquerable aversion, and this she took pains to proclaim.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Varney passed out presently, locking the door behind him as coolly as if he had been a gaoler.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
The very gaoler took three minutes to turn the noisy keys silently, that he might soften the sense of imprisonment.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
After Martin was committed to the charge of the gaoler on the morning of the 9th of February, he breakfasted and went to bed.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
Dudouis, had visited the prison and instructed the gaoler in regard to the precautions necessary to insure Lupin's safety.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar|Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for gaol
/ (dʒeɪl) /
British a variant spelling of jail
Derived forms of gaolgaoler, noun
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