Definition of gamekeeper in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡāmˌkēpər/


A person employed to breed and protect game, typically for a large estate.
Example sentences
  • That point is illustrated rather vividly by this comparison between the efforts of two gamekeepers on two comparable estates; one in south-east England and one in east England.
  • But he also points out that the researchers could not use the national minimum wage to calculate the effects on employment, but the juvenile minimum wage, as gamekeepers and estate workers are paid significantly less.
  • In a carefully worded address delivered to the American Game Conference late in 1929, he defended the right of gamekeepers and farmers to protect themselves from avian predators.



Pronunciation: /-ˌkēpiNG/
Example sentences
  • The Young Shots Day, organised by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, also provided 90 participants with an introduction to the skills of forestry and gamekeeping, gundog training and handling.
  • Re-introduction of certain species may have already taken place, but beyond the rather enclosed worlds of ornithology, gamekeeping and fishing the return of the sea eagle, red kite and vendace has done little to quicken the public pulse.
  • Game-bird management was introduced to a farm in Leicestershire in central England using a mixture of traditional gamekeeping and conservation methods.

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Syllabification: game·keep·er

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