keeper
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that keeps: as a. protector b. gamekeeper c. warden d. custodian e. chiefly British curator 2. any of various devices for keeping something in position 3. a. one suitable for or worth keeping: as (1) a fruit or vegetable that keeps well (2) a fish large enough to be legally caught and kept (3) one having genuine or lasting merit <
their new album is a keeper
>
b. a domestic animal considered with respect to how easy it is to care for <
an easy keeper
>
4. goalkeeper 5. an offensive football play in which the quarterback runs with the ball

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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