Definition of boat-keeper in English:

boat-keeper

noun

  • 1A person whose job is to manage or look after a boat.

  • 2Newfoundland. A person who operates one or more private inshore fishing craft with the use of hired labour.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Walter Raleigh (1554–1618), courtier, explorer, and author. From boat + keeper.

Pronunciation

boat-keeper

/ˈbəʊtˌkiːpə/