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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Warder \Ward"er\, n. 1. One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard. "The warders of the gate." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in chief, and used in signaling his will. [1913 Webster] When, lo! the king suddenly changed his mind, Casts down his warder to arrest them there. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]