lockkeeper


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lock·keep·er

 (lŏk′kē′pər)
n.
One who is in charge of a lock on a waterway. Also called lockmaster.

lockkeeper

(ˈlɒkˌkiːpə)
n
(Professions) a person who is responsible for maintaining a lock on a canal
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Noun1.lockkeeper - a worker in charge of a lock (on a canal)
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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The house was operated by a lockkeeper between 1835 and 1873 who collected tolls, kept trade records and operated the lock gates to allow for the passage of canal barges transporting heavy goods from the interior of the United States.
Mr Riding told how at about 4am lockkeeper James Hogan was driving home when he came across the teenager.