What does the word jailer mean?

Usage examples for jailer

  1. Ryans, the jailer, says everything was quiet. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  2. Then, farewell to all power of attacking the jailer. – The Landleaguers by 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 by Emily Sarah Holt