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gaol

[jeyl] /dʒeɪl/
noun, verb (used with object), British
1.
jail.
Related forms
gaoler, noun
undergaoler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gaoler

jailer

/ˈdʒeɪlə/
noun
1.
a person in charge of prisoners in a jail

gaol

/dʒeɪl/
noun, verb
1.
(Brit) a variant spelling of jail
Derived Forms
gaoler, noun
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Word Origin and History for gaoler
n.

chiefly British English spelling of jailer.

gaol

see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.

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