- a person who guards the entrance of a building.
- British. a janitor; hall porter.
- Roman Catholic Church. ostiary(def 1).
Origin of doorkeeper
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Examples from the Web for doorkeeper
Under the archway, he gave his key as usual to the doorkeeper.His Masterpiece
He was doorkeeper to the household, so he began on the duties of his menial position.The Christian
Henry's Gerald, by the way, had died as doorkeeper at a restaurant called the Trianon.A Great Man
Occasionally he consulted with Brother Peyton, the doorkeeper.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
The doorkeeper of the palace was cleaning wheat, but he grew drowsy and slept.The Children's Bible
Henry A. Sherman
- a person attending or guarding a door or gateway
- RC Church (formerly) the lowest grade of holy orders
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