gaol, gaoler

\ ˈjāl How to pronounce gaol (audio) \

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chiefly British spellings of , jailer

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“Gaol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaol. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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chiefly British variant of jail , jailer

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