gaol|er [ˈdʒeılə US -ər] n
a British spelling of ↑jailer

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Gaoler — Gaol er (j[=a]l [ e]r), n. The keeper of a jail. Same as {Jailer}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaoler — British English spelling of jailer (see JAIL (Cf. jail)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gaoler — 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaoler — gaol, gaoler see jail, jailer …   Modern English usage

  • gaoler — jail (Brit. also gaol) ► NOUN ▪ a place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime. ► VERB ▪ put in jail. DERIVATIVES jailer (also gaoler) noun. ORIGIN the word came into England from two Old French words, jaiole and gayole… …   English terms dictionary

  • gaoler — Brit. var. of JAILER. * * * gaol, gaoler (dʒeɪl, ˈdʒeɪlə(r)) variant spellings of jail, jailer. In British official use the forms with G are still current; in literary and journalistic use both the G and the J forms are now admitted as correct;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaoler — chiefly British variant of jailer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gaoler — gaol|er [ dʒeılər ] a British spelling of jailer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gaoler — sb. Pilate, 218 …   Oldest English Words

  • gaoler — [[t]ʤe͟ɪlə(r)[/t]] gaolers see jailer …   English dictionary

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