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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One whose responsibility is keeping a jail.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The keeper of a jail or prison.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun someone who guards prisoners

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