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warder

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Warder \Ward"er\, noun

1. One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard. "The warders of the gate." --Dryden.

2. A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in chief, and used in signaling his will.

When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind, Casts down his warder to arrest them there. --Daniel.

Wafting his warder thrice about his head, He cast it up with his auspicious hand, Which was the signal, through the English spread, This they should charge. --Drayton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

warder

noun

1: a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners


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