gatekeeper

UK [ˈɡeɪtˌkiːpə(r)] / US [ˈɡeɪtˌkɪpər] noun [countable]
Word forms "gatekeeper":
singular gatekeeper plural gatekeepers
1) someone who makes decisions about which people can use something or see someone
2) an old word for someone whose job is to open and close a gate for people

English dictionary. 2014.

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