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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.

    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.


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