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Definition of "warder" []

  • A guard, porter, or watcher of a gate or tower. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A prison guard. (noun)
  • A baton formerly used by a ruler or commander as a symbol of authority and to signal orders. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "warder" in a sentence
  • "Then, after asking how long the visitor wished to remain with the prisoners -- for Tichborne and Babington were quartered together -- he called a warder and committed Mr. Talbot to his guidance, to remain for two hours locked up in the cell."
  • ""The warder is a normal person required to perform tasks under abnormal circumstances.""
  • "I was really worried, thinking that I would have to call a warder and explain what had happened."