gaol

[ jeyl ]
/ dʒeɪl /

noun, verb (used with object) British.

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OTHER WORDS FROM gaol

gaoler, nounun·der·gaol·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gaol

gaol
/ (dʒeɪl) /

noun, verb

British a variant spelling of jail

Derived forms of gaol

gaoler, noun
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