Definition of gatehouse
: a building or house connected or associated with a gate
Recent Examples of gatehouse from the Web
Originally a gatehouse for the Weston Park Estate on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, Molly's Lodge was built by the famous British architect, Edward Blore, in the 1830s.
Its gatehouse is crumbling, much of its fence is broken and many headstones have been toppled or vandalized.
The memorial tower was dedicated in 1938 and the gatehouse built to service it.
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First Known Use of gatehouse
GATEHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gatehouse for English Language Learners
: a small building near a gate at the entrance of a park, large house, etc.
GATEHOUSE Defined for Kids
Definition of gatehouse for Students
: a small building near a gate
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