a person who maintains or restores peace and amity; mediator: Mother was the peacekeeper in our family.
a soldier, military force, etc., deployed to maintain or restore peace: American marines sent abroad as peacekeepers.

Origin of peacekeeper

First recorded in 1570–80; peace + keeper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for peacekeeper

Contemporary Examples of peacekeeper

  • Peacekeeper commanders allegedly resisted measures to curb such abuses.

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    The U.N.'s Congo Disaster

    Annie Rashidi-Mulumba

    July 6, 2010

Historical Examples of peacekeeper

  • His Excellency's Peacekeeper turned to stay facing the dog but found himself turning his back on Peter.

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    George Oliver Smith