gatekeeper gatekeeper  /ˈɡeɪt ˌki pər/


  1. (n) someone who controls access to something
  2. (n) someone who guards an entrance


  1. A PTI cover story: America's college gatekeeper is changing dramatically.
  2. Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo is the stylish gatekeeper of America's most luxurious store.
  3. Thalamus The gatekeeper for the senses, this organ focuses your attention by funneling some sensory data deeper into the brain and stopping other signals in their tracks.


  1. A team for 35 years, Evangel pair retiring

    For 35 years at Evangel University they've worked as a team. Betty Schoolfield, secretary and gatekeeper, in the outer office, and George Crawford, vice president of business and finance, in the inner sanctum.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Springfield News-Leader

  2. Moniz taps veteran environmentalist as chief of staff

    Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, to be Moniz gatekeeper.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Sakio Bika vs. Marco Antonio Periban: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream and TV Info

    Sakio "The Scorpion" Bika (31-5-2, 21 KO) is the very definition of a gatekeeper in the super middleweight division. On Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., he will refuse or reluctantly allow Marco Antonio Periban (20-0, 13 KO) claim to the WBC 's brand of the 168-pound title.  With the injured title holder Andre Ward recently given the "champion emeritus" designation, the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. Earlier this week, before learning he might be moved, Sartor said: "The key role of the Planning Minister is to be a gatekeeper, like the Minister for the Environment. It's very hard to do that sometimes because some of your colleagues don't share...
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Frank Sartor Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Mr Cosgrove said the REINZ was the "gatekeeper for complaints" and handled most of them in-house and seldom brought them before the Real Estate Agents' Licensing Board, which can already impose more serious penalties. "Basically it is a...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Clayton Cosgrove Source:

  3. "This defendant was the gatekeeper who made the scope of this white-collar crime possible by hiring and enabling the other criminals in the first place," Mr. Abbott said in a statement.
    on Mar 24, 2006 By: Greg Abbott Source: Dallas Morning News

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