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Noun: keeper  kee-pu(r)
  1. Someone in charge of other people
    "am I my brother's keeper?"
  2. One having charge of buildings, grounds or animals
    - custodian, steward
  3. The soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
    - goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender [N. Amer], netkeeper, netminder
  4. The defensive position on an ice hockey, soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
    - goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender [N. Amer]
  5. (cricket) the person who stands behind the wicket to catch balls
    - wicket-keeper, wicketkeeper
  6. A part of a mechanism that catches or secures another part

Derived forms: keepers

Type of: athlete, cricketer, defender, guardian, jock [N. Amer, informal], participant, player, position, protector, shielder

Encyclopedia: Keeper