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Meaning of gatekeeper

gate•keep•er

Pronunciation: (gāt'kē"pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person in charge of a gate, usually to identify, count, supervise, etc., the traffic or flow through it.
  2. guardian; monitor: the gatekeepers of Western culture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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