Gaoler vs Turnkey - What's the difference?

gaoler | turnkey |


As nouns the difference between gaoler and turnkey

is that gaoler is (british) (jailer) while turnkey is a warder or jailer / gaoler; keeper of the keys in a prison.

As a adjective turnkey is

ready to use without further assembly or test; supplied in a state that is ready to turn on and operate (typically refers to an assembly that is outsourced for manufacture).

As a verb turnkey is

to supply a turnkey product; to supply something fully assembled and ready to use.

gaoler

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British)
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    turnkey

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • ready to use without further assembly or test; supplied in a state that is ready to turn on and operate (typically refers to an assembly that is outsourced for manufacture)
  • They wanted a turnkey solution for the entire system, but we could only provide the enclosure.
  • *1980 , Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 1980, Kathleen Bailey, When and why weapons ; page 42
  • *:Third World countries no longer want to purchase nuclear projects on a turn-key basis; they want to receive advanced technical training as well.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A warder or jailer / gaoler; keeper of the keys in a prison.
  • * 1836 , , The Pickwick papers
  • ...they passed through an open door into a lobby, from which a heavy gate, opposite to that by which they had entered, and which was guarded by a stout turnkey with the key in his hand, led at once into the interior of the prison.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to supply a turnkey product; to supply something fully assembled and ready to use
  • We can sell you all the parts, or we can turnkey the entire unit.