gate·​house | \ ˈgāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce gatehouse (audio) \

Definition of gatehouse

: a building or house connected or associated with a gate

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Photo: Gary James/Provo Pictures/Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty There is a 200-foot hardwood dock, a tennis court, a staff gatehouse and multiple cabanas. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Caribbean Estate Formerly Owned by Prince Sells for $10.8 Million," 19 June 2019 There’s a guard at a gatehouse, the sole access point, at the terminus of a dead-end road. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Lake X: Mercury Marine's Secret Boat Testing Site," 27 Dec. 2018 The neighborhood is equipped with a two-story gatehouse, which means anyone who enters has to show ID. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Are Splitting the Cost of Their New $13 Million Los Angeles Mansion," 29 Oct. 2018 Security surveillance footage from his home’s community gatehouse captured the sound of a gunshot. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Florida man stages suicide with 'CSI: Las Vegas' balloon scheme to make it appear as a murder, cops say," 19 July 2018 The Milwaukee County Historical Society marker is located next to the 1897 Gothic Revival gatehouse at the entrance to the cemetery and can be seen from W. Blue Mound Road. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Historical marker honoring Civil War veterans at Calvary Cemetery to be dedicated on Gettysburg anniversary," 29 June 2018 But even castles fall, and the one where Daisy lived in Chevy Chase, Md., is gone, though its impressive gatehouse remains. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In 1927, a Scottish castle was built in Chevy Chase. Thirty years later, it was gone.," 10 Feb. 2018 The gatehouse built by Capone has also been converted into a two-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Al Capone’s Former Miami Beach Mansion is For Sale," 19 Apr. 2018 The connection between the Barnes and Mural Arts began in summer 2017, when the museum reached out about repurposing the gatehouse. Bethany Ao,, "Barnes Foundation teams with Mural Arts' re-entry program," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of gatehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gatehouse

: a small building near a gate at the entrance of a park, large house, etc.


gate·​house | \ ˈgāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce gatehouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of gatehouse

: a small building near a gate

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