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noun [countable] keeper pronunciation in British English /ˈkiːpə(r)/
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  1. 1
    someone who is responsible for looking after something
    a park keeper
    a lighthouse keeper
    1. a.
      someone who looks after a group of animals in a zoo
      the elephant keeper
      A tiger attacked one of the keepers.
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    2. b.
      someone who is an expert in and responsible for a particular group of objects in a museum
      She is the keeper of the art gallery’s modern collection.
  2. 2
    British informal a goalkeeper



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