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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.
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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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