gamekeeper 1660s, from GAME (Cf. game) (n.) in the animal sense + agent noun from KEEP (Cf. keep) (v.).

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  • Gamekeeper — For the comic book series, see Guy Ritchie s Gamekeeper. A gamekeeper (often abbreviated to keeper) is a person who looks after an area of countryside to make sure there is enough game for shooting, or fish for angling, and who actively manages… …   Wikipedia

  • gamekeeper — UK [ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpə(r)] / US [ˈɡeɪmˌkɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms gamekeeper : singular gamekeeper plural gamekeepers someone whose job is to look after the wild animals on a piece of private land and to stop anyone from hunting them without… …   English dictionary

  • gamekeeper — [[t]ge͟ɪmkiːpə(r)[/t]] gamekeepers N COUNT A gamekeeper is a person who takes care of the wild animals or birds that are kept on someone s land for hunting …   English dictionary

  • gamekeeper — see an old poacher makes the best gamekeeper …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Gamekeeper's thumb — (also known as skier s thumb or UCL tear) is a type of injury to the ulnar collateral ligament common among gamekeepers, especially Scottish fowl hunters. The hunter would carry home their game with a leather thong attached to their thumb draped… …   Wikipedia

  • gamekeeper — noun Date: 1659 a person in charge of the breeding and protection of game animals or birds on a private preserve …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gamekeeper — gamekeeping, n. /gaym kee peuhr/, n. a person employed, as on an estate or game preserve, to prevent poaching and provide a natural environment conducive to the propagation of game, as by thinning brush, scattering food after a snowstorm, and the …   Universalium

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