gamekeeper

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noun game·keep·er \ ˈgām-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of gamekeeper

:a person in charge of the breeding and protection of game animals or birds on a private preserve

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First Known Use of gamekeeper

1645


GAMEKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

gamekeeper

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Definition of gamekeeper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is in charge of the breeding and protection of animals that are hunted on private land


GAMEKEEPER Defined for Kids

gamekeeper

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noun game·keep·er \ ˈgām-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of gamekeeper for Students

:a person in charge of the breeding and protection of game animals or birds on private land


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