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gatekeeper

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noun gate·keep·er \-ˌkē-pər\

Simple Definition of gatekeeper

  • : a person who guards a gate

Full Definition of gatekeeper

  1. 1 :  one that tends or guards a gate

  2. 2 :  a person who controls access

gate·keep·ing play \-piŋ\ noun

Examples of gatekeeper

  1. <those who are hopelessly unhip have little chance of making past the club's gatekeeper and his velvet rope>



1572

First Known Use of gatekeeper

1572


GATEKEEPER Defined for Kids

gatekeeper

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noun gate·keep·er \ˈgāt-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of gatekeeper

  1. :  a person who guards a gate




Medical Dictionary

gatekeeper

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noun gate·keep·er \-ˌkē-pər\

Medical Definition of gatekeeper

  1. :  a health-care professional (as a primary care physician) who regulates access especially to hospitals and specialists <managed care plans rely on a designated physician gatekeeper to orchestrate and control the health care of its enrollees—E. A. Halm et al>





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