gamekeeper

noun
game·​keep·​er | \ ˈgām-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce gamekeeper (audio) \

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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As the novel ends, after meeting the devil, who looks like a gentle gamekeeper, Lolly feels giddy, as though she had been thrown into the air and suddenly begun to fly. Longreads, "Demonology: A Woman’s Right to Fury," 10 June 2019 According to the estate’s website, over 200 people make their living from the estate, including gamekeepers, gardeners, farmers, and those who work in Sandringham’s sawmill and its apple juice pressing plant. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Inside Queen Elizabeth II's Private Home at Sandringham Castle," 13 Dec. 2018 According to the estate’s website, over 200 people make their living from the estate, including gamekeepers, gardeners, farmers, and those who work in Sandringham’s sawmill and its apple juice pressing plant. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Inside Queen Elizabeth II's Private Home at Sandringham Castle," 13 Dec. 2018 According to the estate’s website, over 200 people make their living from the estate, including gamekeepers, gardeners, farmers, and those who work in Sandringham’s sawmill and its apple juice pressing plant. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Inside Queen Elizabeth II's Private Home at Sandringham Castle," 13 Dec. 2018 According to the estate’s website, over 200 people make their living from the estate, including gamekeepers, gardeners, farmers, and those who work in Sandringham’s sawmill and its apple juice pressing plant. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Inside Queen Elizabeth II's Private Home at Sandringham Castle," 13 Dec. 2018 For Those Who Missed It In College Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence This exploration of the passionate relationship between an upper-class woman and a gamekeeper has kept many coeds — and older readers — turning pages through the night. Good Housekeeping, "4 Steamy Reads," 9 Aug. 2012 Whisper was brought into the family following the death of one of the gamekeepers at the royal family’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Queen Elizabeth's Last Remaining Corgi Has Died," 18 Apr. 2018 The gamekeeper sharpens the blade with a whetstone and shows him how it is done. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Does Crafting Make People Happier?," 9 Apr. 2018

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gamekeeper

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English Language Learners Definition of gamekeeper

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

gamekeeper

noun
game·​keep·​er | \ ˈgām-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce gamekeeper (audio) \

Kids Definition of gamekeeper

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

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