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English definition of “keeper”

keeper

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkiːpər/
LOOK AFTER B1 someone who looks after a place and the things, people, or animals there: a park keeperProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issuesPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors
SPORT informal B1 short for goalkeeper (= the player in a sport such as football who tries to stop the ball going into the goal) Competitors and participants in sports and gamesFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
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