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gamekeeper

[ geym-kee-per ]

noun

  1. a person employed, as on an estate or game preserve, to prevent poaching and provide a natural environment conducive to the propagation of game, as by thinning brush, scattering food after a snowstorm, and the like.


gamekeeper

/ ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpə /

noun

  1. a person employed to take care of game and wildlife, as on an estate


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Derived Forms

  • ˈgameˌkeeping, noun

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Other Words From

  • gamekeeping noun
  • under·gamekeeper noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gamekeeper1

First recorded in 1660–70; game 1 + keeper

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Example Sentences

The advent of firearms and the economic means for leisure time popularized bird hunting in England during the 1700s, so gamekeepers began breeding the birds.

Every gentleman of the legation had a gamekeeper specially assigned to him.

Our last hostess was the daughter of a gamekeeper; that was where we had some milk yesterday morning.

Nothin' but that ye throwed him in the Hoghole, and tried to kill him, and that ye killed the gamekeeper.

A few farmers, Mr. Stack's gamekeeper, and the landlady of the Imperial Hotel, made up the rest of the congregation.

But I must have done till a better opportunity; for the gamekeeper with his gun has just turned the corner.

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