gate·​fold ˈgāt-ˌfōld How to pronounce gatefold (audio)
: foldout
especially : one with a single fold that opens out like a gate

Examples of gatefold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sixteen flaps and a double gatefold at the end give your little one lots to discover. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 26 June 2023 Its collectible album jacket debuts cover art inspired by the original album cover and a full-size gatefold photograph inside. Sarah Maberry, Good Housekeeping, 20 June 2023 Another longtime collaborator, Boneface, worked on the package for the double-LP gatefold, which arrives the same day as the CD and digital album release. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2023 But the pièce de résistance: both albums had the same mysterious gatefold photo, the Beatles mingling in a London crowd. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 2 Apr. 2023 For fans who crave more, the original Elton John LP will also be released Oct. 30 as a limited-edition gatefold 1LP gold 180-gram vinyl, with download code. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 25 Aug. 2020 On the right, closing the second gatefold reveals Elif in the same spot, now veiled and, but for her patterned dress, unrecognizable. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2023 This was not the Ferry shown on the inner side of the gatefold housing on that immodestly eponymous debut. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 1 Jan. 2023 Another classic record on the up thanks to a re-issue is Pink Floyd’s Animals (2018 Remix), which vaults 90-21 following the release of a deluxe gatefold edition. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 17 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gatefold was in 1946

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“Gatefold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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