jailer

or jail·or

[ jey-ler ]
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noun
  1. a person who is in charge of a jail or section of a jail.

  2. a person who forcibly confines another.

Origin of jailer

1
1250–1300; Middle English gaioler, jaioler, jailer<Old French jaiolier.See jail, -er2

Other words from jailer

  • un·der·jail·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for jailer

jailer

jailor or gaoler

/ (ˈdʒeɪlə) /


noun
  1. a person in charge of prisoners in a jail

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