gatehouse

noun
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 Visitors had long been able to visit the garden for free from October to February, when the organization didn’t staff the gatehouse, but as a result of the thefts, Crystal Springs started charging a $5 admission year-round. oregonlive, "Gardeners stay busy at Crystal Springs in Portland, pruning and kicking out trespassers," 13 May 2020 About ten of us gathered at the main gate to the cemetery, on E Street S.E., and proceeded past a gatehouse, a wooden box full of brochures, and a dispenser of hand sanitizer, all squeezed out. Mary Norris, The New Yorker, "Coronavirus-Quarantine Diary: Counting the Dead," 28 Mar. 2020 Trucks and cars have started to roll through the northwest gate, and the media and appointments gatehouse is in operation. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Buzz: New White House fence in operation, Jared and Ivanka fete Charlie Kirk, Bush called mom 'Blurter'," 10 Mar. 2020 Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and leave every 15 to 30 minutes from the cemetery gatehouse, located off Touhy Avenue. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "What’s happening in Park Ridge: Movie night on the library lawn; Oktoberfest comes to Uptown," 18 Sep. 2019 Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and leave every 15 to 30 minutes from the cemetery gatehouse, located off Touhy Avenue. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "What’s happening in Park Ridge: Movie night on the library lawn; Oktoberfest comes to Uptown," 18 Sep. 2019 Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and leave every 15 to 30 minutes from the cemetery gatehouse, located off Touhy Avenue. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "What’s happening in Park Ridge: Movie night on the library lawn; Oktoberfest comes to Uptown," 18 Sep. 2019 Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and leave every 15 to 30 minutes from the cemetery gatehouse, located off Touhy Avenue. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "What’s happening in Park Ridge: Movie night on the library lawn; Oktoberfest comes to Uptown," 18 Sep. 2019 During a March 2018 storm, Crane Beach was temporarily closed because of flooding on Argilla Road, and the beach gatehouse had to be raised. BostonGlobe.com, "Key route to Crane Beach to be fortified against flooding - The Boston Globe," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gatehouse

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2020

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“Gatehouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gatehouse. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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gatehouse

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How to pronounce gatehouse (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gatehouse

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

gatehouse

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

Kids Definition of gatehouse

: a small building near a gate

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