gate·​house ˈgāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce gatehouse (audio)
: a building or house connected or associated with a gate

Examples of gatehouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spring Wildflower Hike Trail 5, 10 a.m. at Charlestown State Park: Meet at the campground gatehouse for this moderate, 2-mile hike in search of wildflowers. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Apr. 2024 Challenge brochures with a map of the course can be picked up at the gatehouse or property office. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Mar. 2024 Constructed in 1897, the architecturally significant gatehouse has fallen into disrepair. Journal Sentinel, 30 Jan. 2024 There’s also a caretaker’s home and a gatehouse, along with what marketing materials call the Wellbeing Box, the Pods, the Woolshed, and the Gym. Mark David, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for gatehouse 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gatehouse was in the 14th century

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“Gatehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


gate·​house ˈgāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce gatehouse (audio)
: a small building near a gate at an entrance (as to a park or gated community)
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