Definition of "lock-keeper" [lock-keeper]

  • One who tends a lock on a canal or stream. (noun)
  • The box on a door-jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes when shot. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "lock-keeper" in a sentence
  • "Wife of the Britannia lock-keeper, I learned she was."
  • "There's just enough room on this one for the lock-keeper's house, his beautifully kept garden and a small copse, one part of which is the tiny, five-pitch campsite."
  • "Several of the locks on the upper reaches of the Thames are home to small, simple campsites overseen by the lock-keeper, often accessible only by boat or on foot."