grounds·​keep·​er | \ ˈgrau̇n(d)z-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce groundskeeper (audio) \

Definition of groundskeeper

: a person who cares for the grounds of a usually large property (such as a sports field)

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As stated by the LA Times, most of those prisoners were working as groundskeepers, janitors and kitchen staff. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "Kamala Harris' Attorney General Record, Explained," 16 Aug. 2019 Fairfax County police said a groundskeeper found the body of a man shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday near the on-ramp to the northbound Fairfax County Parkway from Lee Highway in the Fair Oaks area. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Fairfax teacher reported missing found dead near crashed motorcycle," 26 Aug. 2019 And last August, in the first U.S. Roundup trial, a California jury awarded $289 million to a former groundskeeper who blamed the herbicide for his terminal cancer. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, "Judge cuts $2 billion award for couple with cancer to $86.7 million in Roundup lawsuit," 26 July 2019 The case dates back more than a decade when Mark Johnstone was a groundskeeper at Cheyenne Elementary School and a part-time city recreation worker. Joshua Bowling, azcentral, "Peoria to pay $325K to woman who says school groundskeeper molested her at age 6," 1 July 2019 Dave Mellor, head groundskeeper at Fenway Park, kept in touch with the two weather services with whom the Red Sox consult and met regularly with the umpires on the field between innings to offer the grim updates. Alex Speier,, "Suspended game meant logistical challenges for Red Sox," 21 Aug. 2019 WJW Channel 8 reports a groundskeeper mowing grass found the pipe bomb sitting on top of a metal sewer grate near the road. Cliff Pinckard,, "Summit County Bomb Squad detonates pipe bomb found near road in Akron," 14 Aug. 2019 Last August, a San Francisco jury awarded $289 million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson of Vallejo. Washington Post, "Judge reduces $2B award in Monsanto Roundup case to $87M," 26 July 2019 The cemetery groundskeeper reportedly discovered two mausoleum tombs were significantly damaged and one casket was removed from its tomb and opened. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Vandals desecrate Beaumont cemetery, damage casket and tombs," 15 July 2019

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of groundskeeper

US : a person who takes care of a large area of land (such as a sports field or a park)

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