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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One whose responsibility is keeping a jail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who enforces confinement in a jail or prison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The keeper of a jail or prison.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The keeper of a jail or prison.
  • n. In coal-mining, a small tub or box in which water is carried in a mine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who guards prisoners

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