What does the word gaoler mean?

Usage examples for gaoler

  1. The gaoler shall not lodge several prisoners together; he shall not permit them to communicate with each other, unless the inquisitors allow it. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  2. " In good faythe, Maister Roper," said stout Sir William Kingstone, the gaoler, " I was ashamed of myself that at my departing from your father I found my harte soe feeble and his soe stronge, that he was fayne to comfort me that should rather have comforted him." – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  3. He was a great favourite with the gaoler, whom, so long as he had the command of his money, he had treated with a frank and convivial magnificence, and who often sat up to one o'clock with him, and enjoyed his stories prodigiously, for the sarcastic man of the world lost none of his amusing qualities: and- the fatigues of his barren correspondence ended- slept, and eat, and drank, pretty much as usual. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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