lockkeeper

noun
lock·​keep·​er | \ ˈläk-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce lockkeeper (audio) \

Definition of lockkeeper

: a person in charge of a lock (as on a canal)

Examples of lockkeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lockkeepers is adjacent to the river and also sits on the cusp of the Cleveland Metroparks' Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of lockkeeper

1762, in the meaning defined above

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“Lockkeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockkeeper. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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