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Meaning of JAILER

Pronunciation:  'jeylur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who guards prisoners

JAILER is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: gaoler, jailor, prison guard, screw, turnkey
 See Also: keeper, law officer, lawman, peace officer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jail"er\, n. [OE. jailer, gailer, OF. geolier, F.
ge[^o]lier. See {Jail}.]
The keeper of a jail or prison. [Written also {jailor},

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a jailer in your dream, forewarns of low morality, treachery, and/or loss.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(of Philippi), Acts 16:23. The conversion of the Roman jailer, a man belonging to a class "insensible as a rule and hardened by habit, and also disposed to despise the Jews, who were the bearers of the message of the gospel," is one of those cases which illustrate its universality and power.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: advance guard, armed guard, bank guard, bull, coast guard, commandant, cordon, cordon sanitaire, custodian, gaoler, garrison, goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, governor, guard, guarder, guardian, guardsman, inlying picket, keeper, outguard, outpost, penologist, picket, principal keeper, prison guard, rear guard, screw, security guard, train guard, turnkey, van, vanguard, warden, warder