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

Definition of gatehouse

: a building or house connected or associated with a gate

Examples of gatehouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the hall, Roland stopped, propped his bike by the ancient gatehouse, crossed the road, and walked up and down. Ian Mcewan, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 Stop at the gatehouse to pick up your map that shows all the locations. cleveland, 16 May 2022 Dessert was followed by a walk around the gatehouse ruin and out into the meadow, which allowed the group to enjoy the splendors of the natural environment that continues to draw them together. New York Times, 11 May 2022 At the gatehouse, there was usually a lone soldier on duty who would give my pass a cursory glance. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2022 Hawaii Loa Ridge is a private subdivision in East Honolulu that boasts tennis courts, parks, a clubhouse and gatehouse security, according to the homeowners association website. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 The Stonebridge estate is situated in the western portion of the village where both a manor house and gatehouse were designed by prominent local architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1915, according to the village. Daniel I. Dorfman,, 7 Jan. 2022 The community was set off from the surrounding suburbs by a canal, a gatehouse, a 10-foot wall and an infrared security system. Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2022 Access to the community is restricted, and visitors and residents must check in at the staffed gatehouse, use a code, or be buzzed in by a homeowner, Rues said. Eileen Kelley,, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gatehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Gatehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of gatehouse

: a small building near a gate


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