gatekeeper

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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 ?
The swarm of renegades - dock-masters, berthing-masters, gatemen, and such like - appear to nurse an immense distrust of the captive ship's resignation.
Hither he drove and found the gates with their doors opened wide, and the great bar down--for the gatemen kept them open so as to let those of their comrades enter who might be flying towards the ships.
MCC's most pleasing innovation of recent times, apart from gatemen greeting visitors with manners instead of grunts, has been to invite celebrated ex-players to ring the bell five minutes before start of play.
A detailed narrative of the build-up to the match revealed that, on April 15, there were 376 stewards, gatemen and turnstile operators on duty, all of them briefed by police on the morning.
They used to hitch a ride on top of coaches so the gatemen couldn't see them and then jump off when the coach stopped in the car park.
Thanks to everyone who donated, including the generous Rugby gatemen and fans.
It's a team effort from Carson all the way down to the receptionists, the stewards, the gatemen.
Nearly 700 women served as trackmen, more than 500 as car repairmen helpers, and nearly 250 as watchmen, gatemen, and flagmen.
You need a fully-committed club from the gatemen, the marketing man, the chief executive, the supporters and whole staff pulling in the right direction to turn it around.
I want to work with the gatemen, in the ticket office, in the museum, with the cleaners after a game.
These included the city's police, JW Hindson and Sons for printing the programme, the General Bill Posting Company and Newcastle Chronicle Ltd for advertising the game, gatemen, attendants and the referee, a Mr Nattrass from Seaham in County Durham, and the pipe band of the 12th battalion (Tyneside Scottish).
Karaviotis played in 29 games for the Wareham Gatemen.