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Definition of "doorkeeper" [door•keep•er]

  • One who is employed to guard an entrance or gateway. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doorkeeper" in a sentence
  • "Then a pretty little girl, Tilly Turtelle, who seemed quite a premature flirt, proposed "doorkeeper" -- a suggestion accepted with great _eclat_ by all the children, several grown people assenting."
  • "He took them and, shutting the door of the closet upon Abu Sir, fared forth without telling any; and the doorkeeper was then at market and thus saw him not go out."
  • "The doorkeeper will be the Commonwealth summit's host, President"