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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A lonely jailer places desperate advertisements for a wife.
▪ But through the news media, Arpaio has managed to recast the image of county jailer into that of Wild West sheriff.
▪ He is not only a prisoner but is conditioned to be his own jailer too.
▪ It was officially said that he had intimidated his helot jailer into giving him the knife, and had so mangled himself.
▪ The provodnik, my jailer, showed a young bearded man into my compartment.
▪ Typically the victim is a woman who has been assaulted by a jailer or police officer.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jailer \Jail"er\, n. [OE. jailer, gailer, OF. geolier, F. ge[^o]lier. See Jail.] The keeper of a jail or prison. [Written also jailor, gaoler.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also gaoler, late 14c., from Old North French gayolierre, Old French jaioleur, agent noun from jaole (see jail (n.)).


alt. One who enforces confinement in a jail or prison. n. One who enforces confinement in a jail or prison.


n. someone who guards prisoners [syn: prison guard, jailor, gaoler, screw, turnkey]

Usage examples of "jailer".

Sailor and Tinbad the Tailor and Jinbad the Jailer and Whinbad the Whaler and Ninbad the Nailer and Finbad the Failer and Binbad the Bailer and Pinbad the Pailer and Minbad the Mailer and Hinbad the Hailer and Rinbad the Railer and Dinbad the Kailer and Vinbad the Quailer and Linbad the Yailer and Xinbad the Phthailer.

After his jailers had left he had spoken to his fellow prisoners, but only one had replied and his jibbering tones assured the American that the poor wretch had been reduced to stark insanity by the horrors of imprisonment in this foul hole.

He had known many trades: mercenary in Tasuun, torturer in Naat, executioner in Cincor, jailer in Xylac.

One was the coarse, guttural sound of his jailer, a nasty, hulking brute by the name of Pinard, who never missed an opportunity to make it clear to his prisoners that he enjoyed his work immensely.

Dantes uttered blasphemies that made his jailer recoil with horror, dashed himself furiously against the walls of his prison, wreaked his anger upon everything, and chiefly upon himself, so that the least thing, -- a grain of sand, a straw, or a breath of air that annoyed him, led to paroxysms of fury.

Behind him were some half-dozen jailers, attired in garments of dark-brown frieze, and each having a large bunch of keys at his girdle.

I had flame: the few phosphorous matches my jailers had left me, but what was there that would burn bright enough to take me up?

The jailer took the wriggling, squirmy rodent and flung it down on the floor violently.

Henry, in his stultification and listlessness, thought that the jailer was trying to say that lynchers were coming for him that night.

The jailers moved Ron from his isolation cell into a bullpen with a dozen others, an arrangement that proved disastrous.

Because most of these Frenchmen had been in Dartmoor since 1806, which was the year the prison was built, they had found means to circumvent their jailers in the matter of newspapers.

When the lockset on the outside of the door was cranked open, he was wide awake and straining to make out the footfalls of his jailers before they entered the room.

Finally, instead of the jailer, a man identifying himself as Detective Sergeant Raymond Candless of the Paducah Police came on the line.

The minister ignored these mutinous signs and launched into a story about a Philippian jailer.

The prisoners were kept underfed and overaggravated, and any Reman who showed open contempt for the Romulan jailers was taken away and never heard from again.