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(1) (Gatekeeper) An application validation check in iOS and Mac OS X (as of Version 10.8). See Mountain Lion.

(2) In an H.323 IP telephony or video environment, a gatekeeper is a device that manages domains and provides call control. It is used to translate user names into IP addresses, to authenticate users and to manage network resources. Gatekeepers also provide call authorization and accounting information. See H.323 and MCU.

(3) An organization that exercises a great amount of control over how its products are sold and used. See proprietary and walled garden.


(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Aterm used for a medium’s personal spirit guide, who oversees the coming and going of spirits trying to make contact at a séance. Used interchangeably with “Door Keeper,” this guide organizes the spirits who want to make contact with the sitter(s). He or she will ensure that the spirits are there and will help them, if necessary, to make the contact. The Gatekeeper will also keep away unwanted spirits who may want to contact this physical world but are not directly connected to the sitter. Estelle Roberts’s Gatekeeper and personal guide was “Red Cloud.” Ena Twigg’s was “Philip.” Arthur Ford had “Fletcher,” William Rainen had “Dr. Peebles,” and Ivy Northage had “Chan.” Many times these Gatekeepers and spirit guides are in the form of Native Americans.


Barbanell, Maurice: This Is Spiritualism. Oxshott: The Spiritual Truth Press, 1959
Buckland, Raymond: Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 2004

What does it mean when you dream about a gatekeeper?

The gatekeeper allows passage from one form or condition to another. If the dreamer is the gatekeeper, the dream may mean the dreamer should be careful about what he or she allows to pass through or hold on to in his or her life.

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I want to work with the gatemen, in the ticket office, in the museum, with the cleaners after a game.
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In 2003, the teams included the Bourne Braves, Brewster Whitecaps, Cotuit Kettleers, Falmouth Commodores, Harwich Mariners, Hyannis Mets, Orleans Cardinals, Wareham Gatemen, and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.
6) Criminal liability is also imposed for neglect of professional duties, as in the case of physicians or nurses and their patients, lifeguards and the swimmers they are paid to watch, and railroad gatemen and approaching motorists.
WHILE ladies in short skirts and spaghetti straps may come under close scrutiny from the Ascot gatemen next week, one contingent guaranteed not to fall foul of the dress code are the nomadic tribe of horsemen who will accompany Mongolian Saturday on his bid to make history in the King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday.
Karaviotis played in 29 games for the Wareham Gatemen.
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A detailed narrative of the build-up to the match revealed that, on April 15, there were 376 stewards, gatemen and turnstile operators on duty, all of them briefed by police on the morning.
Andreoli had an RBI in the fourth inning, and the Gatemen went on to win, 12-3, and take the best-of-three series.
One of the gatemen said Maoists had given him a poster that mentioned two bombs placed on the tracks.
But there was also nervous laughter and awkward shuffling of feet among the all-ticket 1,500 audience when he relived theday MCC gatemen barred him from the pavilion - because he wasn't wearing a jacket and tie.