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People who guard or look after places or people

attack dog

noun

a frightening and aggressive person who is used, usually by a politician or political party, to defeat opponents

beefeater

noun

a guard at the Tower of London who wears a traditional red uniform and black hat

bodyguard

noun

a person or group of people whose job is to protect an important person from being physically attacked

bruiser

noun

a big strong man or boy who looks capable of hurting people

caretaker

noun

someone whose job is to look after a large building such as a school, office building, or block of flats. The usual American word is janitor.

caretaker

noun

someone whose job is to look after a house or land, usually for an owner who is away

car guard

noun

someone who is paid a small amount of money to guard a car so that it does not get stolen or damaged

chowkidar

noun

a watchman who looks after a building

coastguard

noun

a member of this organization

concierge

noun

someone whose job is to look after a building containing flats and to watch people entering and leaving the building

custodian

noun

the caretaker of a building

doorkeeper

noun

someone whose job is to guard the main door of a building such as a hotel or club and help people when they go in or come out

gamekeeper

noun

someone whose job is to look after the wild animals on a piece of private land and to stop anyone from hunting them without permission

gatekeeper

noun

an old word for someone whose job is to open and close a gate for people

goon

noun

a strong or violent man whose job is to protect his employer

goonda

noun

someone whose job is to hurt or frighten people, so that they will do what their employer wants them to do

guard

noun

someone whose job is to look after a place or person so that no one causes damage, steals anything, or escapes

guard

noun

a group of guards who are working together

heavy

noun

a large strong man whose job is to protect someone

heavy

noun

a large strong man who is paid to persuade someone to do something by using violence or threats

janitor

noun

someone whose job is to take care of a public building such as a hospital or school. The usual British word is caretaker.

keeper

noun

someone who is responsible for looking after something

lock keeper

noun

someone whose job is to operate a lock on a river or canal

lookout

noun

someone who is responsible for watching for danger and warning other people

minder

noun

someone whose job is to protect someone else

muscle

noun

men who are employed by someone to protect them or who use force to make other people obey them

muscleman

noun

a big strong man whose job is to protect someone such as a criminal and to threaten or attack people for them

night watchman

noun

someone whose job is to guard a building during the night

security guard

noun

someone whose job is to guard something

sentinel

noun

a sentry

trustee

noun

someone who is responsible for looking after money or property that belongs to someone else

warden

noun

someone whose job is to be responsible for a particular place or thing, and who checks that rules are obeyed

watchman

noun

a night watchman

house-sitter

noun

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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