Part of speech:

Same as JAIL, etc.

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Usage examples "gaol":

  1. That 100 pounds that was saved while you were in Maryborough gaol? - "Three Plays", 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)", J. Angus Hamilton.
  3. All the parson- power of Holloway Gaol had failed to shake his Freethought. - "Prisoner for Blasphemy", G. W. [George William] Foote.