AskDefine | Define gatekeeper

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who controls access to something; "there are too many gatekepers between the field officers and the chief"
2 someone who guards an entrance [syn: doorkeeper, doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, ostiary]

User Contributed Dictionary



From gate + keeper.


  • a UK /ˈgeɪtkiːpə/


  1. A person who guards or monitors passage through a gate
  2. A person or group who controls access to something or somebody
  3. A common butterfly, Pyronia tithonus.

Extensive Definition

Gatekeeper may refer to:
gatekeeper in German: Gatekeeper
gatekeeper in Japanese: ゲートキーパー
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