Adjective "jailer" definition and examples

(Jailer may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒeɪlə/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A person in charge of a jail or of the prisoners in it.
  1. 'After a deeply traumatic childhood, where his father left him to rot in Newgate prison, Sweeney takes violent revenge against the gaoler who tormented him in prison.'
  2. 'She was trapped in a prison and her jailer refused to release her.'

More definitions

1. a person who is in charge of a jail or section of a jail.

2. a person who forcibly confines another.

More examples(as adjective)

"hostages can be jailer."