Definition of keeper

  1. keeper Noun One who keeps.
  2. keeper Noun A person or thing worth keeping.
  3. keeper Noun A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard.
  4. keeper Noun The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
  5. keeper Noun 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.
  6. keeper Noun An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
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