gatefold

noun
gate·​fold | \ ˈgāt-ˌfōld How to pronounce gatefold (audio) \

Definition of gatefold

: foldout especially : one with a single fold that opens out like a gate

Examples of gatefold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Readers guess the animal, and then open a gatefold to reveal the answer. Megan Gambino, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Ten Best Children’s Books of 2020," 7 Dec. 2020 In this large album, a clean-cut, long-haired warrior encounters the fierce Jubjub Bird and the Frumious Bandersnatch before facing — in a four-page gatefold — the impossibly immense, dragon-like Jabberwock. Washington Post, "Can’t get enough Game of Thrones or Star Wars? New editions on cult favorites are here to satisfy.," 6 Oct. 2020 The album is now available for pre-order and will be released as a 2-disc CD, a 2-LP gatefold vinyl, and digitally. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Bob Dylan releasing first album of original songs in eight years," 8 May 2020 This one drops a few places because there are no liner notes or gatefold for this double LP. Mike Oliver | Moliver@al.com, al, "Top compilation records from MVC. Or, what we call: Vinyl Random Play," 20 Oct. 2019 And the reissue sleeve, with band photo, in on the inside gatefold. Ed Masley, azcentral, "10 Record Store Day 2018 exclusives worth considering," 12 Apr. 2018 Jones can be seen in the gatefold of the LP standing in the lobby. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "'Home Improvement' actor, Bob Dylan drummer Mickey Jones dies," 7 Feb. 2018 Sales may have been helped by its release on vinyl, as a gatefold double picture disc (list price: $40). Ben Sisario, New York Times, "Luke Bryan Is Latest Challenger to Hold Off Taylor Swift for No. 1," 18 Dec. 2017 Mann's Mental Illness was named best LP cover, while Cooper's Live From The Astroturf was best 45 single package and UNKLE's The Road, Part 1 was best gatefold. Gary Graff, Billboard, "Alice Cooper, Aimee Mann and UNKLE Win Big at Returning Alex Awards," 7 Nov. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gatefold.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of gatefold

1946, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gatefold

Time Traveler for gatefold

Time Traveler

The first known use of gatefold was in 1946

See more words from the same year

Statistics for gatefold

Last Updated

18 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Gatefold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gatefold. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

Comments on gatefold

What made you want to look up gatefold? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!