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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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 They were filled with gratitude for the people in his life: Eleanor, his parents, his mother-in-law, his Yankee managers, his roommate Bill Dickey, the New York Giants and the stadium’s groundskeepers. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Eighty Years On, Lou Gehrig’s Words Reverberate," 3 July 2019 Union groundskeepers were still working inside the club on Wednesday, preparing for the city's first PGA Tour event. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Protesters gather outside Detroit Golf Club over labor dispute," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of groundskeeper

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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