General English


  • noun the person responsible for the maintenance of the ground and the preparation of wickets for matches; groundsman
    Citation ‘When Steve Waugh turned up at Edgbaston for the fifth Test he was incredulous:“Your curator must be mad. This is exactly the sort of pitch we would have prepared for ourselves”’ (Vic Marks, Observer 29 August 1993)
    Citation ‘Ponting is leaning towards playing two spinners on Boxing Day, MCG curator Tony Ware believes his pitch will be more suited to three seamers’ (Malcolm Conn, The Age (Melbourne) 24–25 December 2005)

Information & Library Science

  • noun a person responsible for managing a museum or art gallery