Definition of gamekeeper in English:



  • A person employed to breed and protect game, typically for a large estate.

    • ‘He was allowed in, but only as a private and served under the command of his own gamekeeper until the Home Guard was disbanded.’
    • ‘The best way of improving snaring and trapping practice is by working alongside professional gamekeepers and land managers.’
    • ‘In a carefully worded address delivered to the American Game Conference late in 1929, he defended the right of gamekeepers and farmers to protect themselves from avian predators.’
    • ‘Any job or activity involving repetitive action can contribute: sufferers range from factory workers to gamekeepers to office workers.’
    • ‘Findhorn, the eco-spiritual community that espouses love and respect to the earth, plants and animals, has employed a gamekeeper to shoot marauding deer on its land.’
    • ‘They were bred for gamekeepers who would use the dog to catch poachers.’
    • ‘Down in the River Findhorn valley, below the wind farm site, the wife of the head gamekeeper on the Coignafearn estate, welcomes the campaign of resistance.’
    • ‘He moved to Yorkshire when his father became a gamekeeper on the Newburgh estate and they lived at Oulston.’
    • ‘It is believed that the shooting party had been for the estate's gamekeepers and friends and had nothing to do with him.’
    • ‘They are so lovingly reared and protected by gamekeepers that they might easily mistake themselves for pets.’
    • ‘That point is illustrated rather vividly by this comparison between the efforts of two gamekeepers on two comparable estates; one in south-east England and one in east England.’
    • ‘North Lancashire's wild deer population could have been reduced by as many as 40 animals, gamekeepers have told police officers attempting to snare poachers.’
    • ‘They claim it would outlaw the use of terriers to flush foxes out of their holes so they can be shot by waiting gamekeepers during the bird breeding season.’
    • ‘Some gamekeepers are employing increasingly desperate measures to keep their estates afloat, according to Scotland's first full-time wildlife crime police officer.’
    • ‘A photograph of a wedding taken in the 1950s shows the occupations of those pictured as gamekeepers, hydro-electric workers, laundry maids, cooks and gardeners.’
    • ‘He had never been challenged by any of the estate gamekeepers but, in general, they were stealing and selling more game than he was and they weren't really bothered about small time poachers like him.’
    • ‘Like all raptors, they have also been subjected to persecution on some estates by over-zealous gamekeepers.’
    • ‘But he also points out that the researchers could not use the national minimum wage to calculate the effects on employment, but the juvenile minimum wage, as gamekeepers and estate workers are paid significantly less.’
    • ‘We called on the estate gamekeeper who invited us into his cottage for a cup of tea.’
    • ‘Although dressed in the buckskin of the frontiersman, he travelled in style, accompanied by a gamekeeper from his Angus estate and an Iroquois cook.’