grounds·keep·er | \ˈgrau̇n(d)z-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of groundskeeper 

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

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On Saturday, groundskeepers made a shocking discovery: More than 200 monuments and headstones had been vandalized, each spray-painted with a swastika. Matt Stevens, New York Times, "A Cemetery Scrambles to Scrub Off More Than 200 Swastikas by Memorial Day," 27 May 2018 Dewayne Johnson used Roundup during his two years as a groundskeeper and blames his 2014 cancer diagnosis on its active ingredient, glyphosate. CBS News, "Monsanto faces its first trial over allegations Roundup ingredient caused cancer," 19 June 2018 Here's what patients need to know about UC Davis strike AFSCME 3299 represents 24,000 workers across the UC system, including medical assistants, respiratory therapists, health care unit workers, custodians and groundskeepers in its service unit. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "'You can feel it when the workers aren’t there.' Nurses strike with hospital workers | The Sacramento Bee," 9 May 2018 Meanwhile, two full-time piano tuners were standing by, along with the groundskeepers, to make sure all proceeded smoothly in the garden. Steve Rubenstein,, "SF’s Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas," 5 July 2018 The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. CBS News, "Sinkhole appears on White House lawn," 22 May 2018 During Flower Piano, the groundskeepers concentrate their weed-pulling efforts around the instruments, not around the flora. Steve Rubenstein,, "SF’s Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas," 5 July 2018 The pastor took a chance on Sherill and hired him to work as a groundskeeper, an investment which inspired Sherill to visit a literacy center to learn how to read. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Once an illiterate and homeless drug addict, man graduates college at age 65," 12 June 2018 The Royals' groundskeepers had someone else do the cutting on Friday. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Royals' groundskeepers shave their heads in support of coworker fighting cancer," 8 June 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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

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