jailer

or jail·or

[ jey-ler ]
/ ˈdʒeɪ lər /

noun

a person who is in charge of a jail or section of a jail.
a person who forcibly confines another.

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Origin of jailer

1250–1300; Middle English gaioler, jaioler, jailer < Old French jaiolier. See jail, -er2

Related forms

un·der·jail·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jailer

jailer

jailor or gaoler

/ (ˈdʒeɪlə) /

noun

a person in charge of prisoners in a jail
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