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gatekeeper

noun gate·keep·er \-ˌkē-pər\

: a person who guards a gate

Full Definition of GATEKEEPER

1
:  one that tends or guards a gate
2
:  a person who controls access
gate·keep·ing \-piŋ\ noun
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Examples of GATEKEEPER

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

First Known Use of GATEKEEPER

1572

Related to GATEKEEPER

Synonyms
doorman, doorkeeper, janitor, porter [chiefly British]
GATEKEEPING Defined for Kids

gatekeeper

noun gate·keep·er \ˈgāt-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of GATEKEEPER for Kids

:  a person who guards a gate
Medical Dictionary

gatekeeper

noun gate·keep·er \-ˌkē-pər\

Medical Definition of GATEKEEPER

:  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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