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jailer

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

Definition of jailer in English:

noun

A person in charge of a jail or of the prisoners in it.
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.
Synonyms
warden, prison officer, guard;
informal screw

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