warden


warden
n.

1) a prison warden (AE; BE has governor)

2) (BE) a traffic warden

3) an air-raid warden

USAGE NOTE: An AE prison warden should not be confused with a BE prison warder, who in AE is a prison guard.
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['wɔːdn]
(BE) a traffic warden
a prison warden (AE; BE has governor)
an air-raid warden (USAGE NOTE: An AE prison warden should not be confused with a BE prison warder, who in AE is a prison guard)

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