gaoler : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n someone who guards prisoners
- Disembarking at Boston in 1656, Mary Fisher, "a religious maiden," and her companion Ann Austin, Quakers, were welcomed by hangman, by gaoler.
- The Virginia Gazette recently carried a notice of an arrest of a runaway slave signed by "Mary Lindsey, gaoler" of Henrico County.
- Said Napoleon of Sir Hudson: "The man is a coward of long experience and a gaoler from taste.