Part of speech: noun

The officer in charge of a jail.

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Usage examples "jailer":

  1. Ryans, the jailer, says everything was quiet. - "The Spoilers of the Valley", Robert Watson.
  2. Then, farewell to all power of attacking the jailer. - "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The jailer, for a jailer, was rather kind to his prisoner, whom he evidently pitied; and one day he told her, as he brought her the prison allowance for supper, that " strange things" were taking place in the political world. - "Mistress Margery", Emily Sarah Holt.