jailer jailer  /ˈdʒeɪ lər/


  • (n) someone who guards prisoners


  1. After the jailer has departed one evening, the prisoner notices his cell door has been left open.
  2. On the jailer and the jailer's wife he made a strongly mysterious impression; his effect on the jailer's daughter was even stronger.
  3. Skillfully they slugged the night jailer, then the day jailer, then the day jailer's visiting friend, locked them up with tire tape on their eyes and mouths.


  1. Inmate Accused Of Assaulting Jailer

    One sheriff's office says an inmate hit a jailer so hard, that jailer had to get stitches in his face.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WITN 7 North Carolina

  2. Ex-jailer files whistleblower suit against Ellis County sheriff

    WICHITA - A former jailer has sued the Ellis County Sheriff's Department claiming he was fired as re ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Hutchinson News

  3. Ex-Jailer Files Whistleblower Suit Against Sheriff

    A former jailer has sued the Ellis County Sheriff's Department claiming he was fired as retaliation for reporting a co-worker who repeatedly used a stun gun on a handcuffed inmate.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KAKE Wichita


  1. "America does not have any intention of being the world's jailer," White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino told reporters.
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: USA Today

  2. "We were kind of turning into the nation's jailer, a wholly inappropriate role for us," Hayden said.
    on Mar 2, 2005 By: Michael Hayden Source: Newsday

  3. In an era when "alikeness" was prized, Kennedy said, "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." "We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes." "Let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking...
    on Nov 23, 2003 By: John F Kennedy Source: Plainview Daily Herald

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