a person employed, as on an estate or game preserve, to prevent poaching and provide a natural environment conducive to the propagation of game, as by thinning brush, scattering food after a snowstorm, and the like.

1660–70; game1 + keeper

gamekeeping, noun
undergamekeeper, noun Unabridged
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gamekeeper (ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpə)
a person employed to take care of game and wildlife, as on an estate

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Example sentences
Well the poacher has now turned into the gamekeeper, and must now correct her previous mistakes.
The chicks were reared by prison labor under the supervision of a full time gamekeeper.
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