gatekeeper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gate + keeper.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gatekeeper (plural gatekeepers)

  1. A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate
  2. A person or group who controls access to something or somebody
  3. A common orange and brown butterfly with eyespots, Pyronia tithonus, of the Nymphalidae family.