Keeper

Noun

  • A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard; sometimes a gamekeeper.
  • (American football) An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
  • (slang) A person or thing worth keeping.

    "You can throw out all the blurry photos, but the one with her and her daughter is certainly a keeper."

  • A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.
  • A fruit that keeps well.
  • One who keeps something.

    "Finders keepers; losers weepers."

  • (sports) The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
  • One who remains or keeps in a place or position.

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