What does the word gaol mean?

Usage examples for gaol

  1. That 100 pounds that was saved while you were in Maryborough gaol? – Three Plays by Padraic Colum
  2. As I had the pleasure of meeting him in the British South Africa Police Fort upon May 12th, the occasion upon which he captured me, I called upon him in the gaol. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  3. All the parson- power of Holloway Gaol had failed to shake his Freethought. – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
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