- Rhymes: -eɪlə(r)
- Swedish: fångvaktare
Jailer, unformal name for the profession of Corrections officer, or a specific worker of this profession.
the therm jailer usually implies certain crytic intonation with respect to the profession.
Various authors mention definite similarities between jailers and prisoners, considering both as victims of the cruel society.
Russian writer and emigrant Sergei Dovlatov (Сергей Довлатов) described his work as jailer in the USSR and applies the term jailer (вертухай) to himself .
ReferencesAdditional illustrations are available at the Russian version http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Вертухай
jailer in Russian: Вертухай
advance guard, armed guard, bank guard, bull, coast guard, commandant, cordon, cordon sanitaire, custodian, gaoler, garrison, goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, governor, guard, guarder, guardian, guardsman, inlying picket, keeper, outguard, outpost, penologist, picket, principal keeper, prison guard, rear guard, screw, security guard, train guard, turnkey, van, vanguard, warden, warder