warder

noun (1)
ward·er | \ˈwȯr-dər \

Definition of warder 

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 British

a : warden

b : a prison guard

warder

noun (2)
war·der | \ˈwȯr-dər \

Definition of warder (Entry 2 of 2)

: a truncheon used by a king or commander in chief to signal orders

First Known Use of warder

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for warder

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French wardere, from warde

Noun (2)

Middle English, staff, perhaps from warden to ward

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