gatehouse

noun gate·house \ ˈgāt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of gatehouse

: a building or house connected or associated with a gate

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First Known Use of gatehouse

14th century


GATEHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

gatehouse

noun

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

gatehouse

noun gate·house \ ˈgāt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of gatehouse for Students

: a small building near a gate

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