Meaning of “gamekeeper” in the English Dictionary


"gamekeeper" in English

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gamekeepernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡeɪmˌkiː.pər/ us /ˈɡeɪmˌkiː.pɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Each manor may have only one gamekeeper allowed to kill game such as hare, pheasant, partridge and only for his household's use. 
  • He laid his snares accordingly overnight, but they were discovered, and taken away by the gamekeeper of the gentleman to whom the ground belonged. 
  • I have already had to intercede for him with the gamekeeper. 
  • One day he was fishing with another boy when a gamekeeper suddenly darted forth from a thicket. 
  • There are no houses near, and no people in it except a few gamekeepers: I spent long days in it without meeting a human being. 

(Definition of “gamekeeper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)