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lych–gate

noun \ˈlich-ˌgāt\

Definition of LYCH-GATE

:  a roofed gate in a churchyard under which a bier rests during the initial part of the burial service

Variants of LYCH-GATE

lych–gate also lich–gate \ˈlich-ˌgāt\
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Origin of LYCH-GATE

Middle English lycheyate, from lich body, corpse (from Old English līc) + gate, yate gate
First Known Use: 15th century

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