Gaol. n.s. [gaol, Welsh; geole, French.] A prison; a place of confinement. It is always pronounced and too often written jail, and sometimes goal.
Then am I the prisoner, and his bed my gaol. Sh. K. Lear.
Have I been ever free, and must my house
Be my retentive enemy, my gaol? Shakespeare's Timon.
If we mean to thrive and do good, break open the gaols, and let out the prisoners. Shakespeare's Henry VI. p. ii.