gatekeeper

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noun gate·keep·er \ˈgāt-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of gatekeeper

  1. 1 :  one that tends or guards a gate

  2. 2 :  a person who controls access

gatekeeping

play \ˈgāt-ˌkē-piŋ\ noun

1572

First Known Use of gatekeeper

1572


GATEKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

gatekeeper

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noun gate·keep·er \ˈgāt-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of gatekeeper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who guards a gate


GATEKEEPER Defined for Kids

gatekeeper

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noun gate·keep·er \ˈgāt-ˌkē-pər\

Definition of gatekeeper for Students

  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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