a person who is in charge of a jail or section of a jail.
a person who forcibly confines another.
Also, jailor.

1250–1300; Middle English gaioler, jaioler, jailer < Old French jaiolier. See jail, -er2

underjailer, noun
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jailer, jailor or gaoler (ˈdʒeɪlə)
a person in charge of prisoners in a jail
jailor, jailor or gaoler
gaoler, jailor or gaoler

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Jailer definition

(of Philippi), Acts 16:23. The conversion of the Roman jailer, a man belonging to a class "insensible as a rule and hardened by habit, and also disposed to despise the Jews, who were the bearers of the message of the gospel," is one of those cases which illustrate its universality and power.

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Example sentences
They turn a soulmate into a dupe, a friend into a jailer, conjugal pleasure into conjugal duty.
Felons on a fence, and a jail term for the state's top jailer.
Jailer-Has custody of the county jail and all persons committed to the jail.
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