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definition of the word keeper

by the Wiktionnary

to keep + -er

Singular
keeper

Plural
keepers

keeper (plural keepers)

  1. A person who keeps something.
    Finders keepers; losers weepers.
  2. (slang) Something worth keeping.
    You can throw out all the blurry photos, but the one with her and her daughter is certainly a keeper.
  3. A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard.
  4. (sports) The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
  5. A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.
  6. (American football) An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.


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