Definition of jailer in English:


Syllabification: jail·er
Pronunciation: /ˈjālər
(also jailor or British gaoler)


A person in charge of a jail or of the prisoners in it.
More example sentences
  • She was trapped in a prison and her jailer refused to release her.
  • In The Abduction from the Seraglio, in The Magic Flute, the prisoners will be guarded by jailers whose vigilance must be outwitted.
  • According to press reports, the two British detainees have been told by their military jailers to plead guilty and accept 20-year prison sentences or go to trial and face certain conviction and the real threat of execution.
warden, prison officer, guard;
informal screw

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