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gate·keep·er

 (gāt′kē′pər)
n.
1. One that is in charge of passage through a gate.
2. One who monitors or oversees the actions of others.
3. One who controls access to something, such as information or services: publishers as gatekeepers.

gatekeeper

(ˈɡeɪtˌkiːpə)
n
1. a person who has charge of a gate and controls who may pass through it
2. (Animals) any of several Eurasian butterflies of the genus Pyronia, esp P. tithonus, having brown-bordered orange wings with a black-and-white eyespot on each forewing: family Satyridae
3. (Commerce) a manager in a large organization who controls the flow of information, esp to parent and subsidiary companies

gate•keep•er

(ˈgeɪtˌki pər)

n.
1. a person in charge of a gate, usu. to supervise the traffic or flow through it.
2. a person or thing that controls entrance or access: a gatekeeper for a busy executive.
3. a guardian; monitor: the gatekeepers of Western culture.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gatekeeper - someone who controls access to something; "there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.gatekeeper - someone who guards an entrancegatekeeper - someone who guards an entrance  
commissionaire - a uniformed doorman
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
night porter - a porter on duty during the night
ticket collector, ticket taker - someone who is paid to admit only those who have purchased tickets
Translations

gatekeeper

[ˈgeɪtˌkiːpəʳ] Nportero/a m/f

gatekeeper

[ˈgeɪtkiːpər] ngardien/ienne m/fgate money n (mainly British)recette f
References in classic literature ?
When he came to Nottingham he greeted the scowling gate-keeper blithely and proceeded to the market-place.
The gate-keeper let him in through the same stiff crevice as before, and he passed through the court and over the little rustic bridge on the moat.
Never mind, but drive on," said John, "I have with me the order for the commutation of the punishment, the gate-keeper will let us through.
It was ten minutes' walk to the lodge, and he had to make the gate-keeper understand his instructions.
We were about to drive into the spacious courtyard when the gate-keeper checked us in order to let another hansom drive out.
I ran towards the gate and, on my way, met Bernier and his wife, the gate-keepers, who had been attracted by the pistol reports and by our cries.
I got through and after giving a brief outline of the nature of my emergency to the doctor's gate-keeper I was granted an audience with a new doctor I had never heard of before at my medical centre.
By doing so Russia aims to firmly entangle Turkey with Russian economic interests and convert Turkey to an alternative natural-gas gate-keeper for Europe.
Sterling was at the tip of a diamond which had Wilshere as the gate-keeper, allowing Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph to add impetus.
There is a bit of a gate-keeper aspect that probably troubles some men," he said.