from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is employed to protect and maintain game birds and animals, especially on an estate or a game preserve.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person employed to maintain the game for hunting and all associated materials and effects. Often shortened to keeper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who has the care of game, especially in a park or preserve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has the keeping and guarding of game; one who is employed to look after animals kept for sport in parks or covers, and to protect them from poachers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person employed to take care of game and wildlife
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i love reading your adventures in england ... you have been hitting my favorite haunts in notting hill and making me very nostalgic ... when we lived there, we let a place in the countryside and I made friends with the gamekeeper from the manor up the road.
The duke inquires contemptuously whether his gamekeeper is the equal of the Astronomer Royal; but he insists that they shall both be hanged equally if they murder him.
Obeying this order, we found, or rather I found -- for the gamekeeper was a poor hand at reading anything but print -- the following important news:
Zorillas, Skunks, &c. They are small animals of elongated form, with short legs, commonly expressed as vermiform; where the head of a weasel will go his body will follow -- at least that was my experience in my boyish days, when I was particularly interested in vermin, and the gamekeeper was my first instructor in natural history.
The gamekeeper is a man in his nineties who claims he'd been bitten by every poisonous animal except a rattlesnake.
Whilst reporting the "shock and dismay" of many at Ratzinger's election, it expressed the hope that the "gamekeeper" would become more of a "pastor".
One of their neighbours, Miss Adelaide Boodle, who was given the jocose title of "gamekeeper" when she assumed charge of
"gamekeeper" of Skerryvore, Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson describes their life at Saranac:
Mitchell, who was sixty-two years of age, and who offered no resistance to the gamekeeper.
Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors.