a person who guards the entrance of a building.
British. a janitor; hall porter.
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How to use doorkeeper in a sentence
Juggling those multiple criteria would present a major challenge for immigration officials, airline check-in counters and other doorkeepers.Europe Is Considering COVID-19 Vaccine Passports. Should the Rest of the World Catch Up? | Aryn Baker | March 4, 2021 | Time
The Senate post is officially called the sergeant-at-arms and doorkeeper, harking back to its 18th-century duties of keeping members inside the Capitol to conduct the business of government.House security chief said lawmaker wariness of military at Capitol drove his resistance to early request for National Guard | Rosalind Helderman, Beth Reinhard, Karoun Demirjian, Carol D. Leonnig | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
His lordship, as we know, was away, and on his return questioned the doorkeeper as to the name of his visitor.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
The doorkeeper answered in a very discourteous way that it was none of his business where the senators were.Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls | Howard J. Chidley
He soon brought him to the stranger, who then gave his card to the doorkeeper and asked him to call at his hotel that evening.Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls | Howard J. Chidley
I scared up a doorkeeper and was ready at the proper time, and by pure good luck a tolerably good house assembled and I was saved.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
And a moment later the two associates were talking earnestly near the doorkeeper's lodge.Through the Wall | Cleveland Moffett
British Dictionary definitions for doorkeeper
a person attending or guarding a door or gateway
RC Church (formerly) the lowest grade of holy orders
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