noun gate·man

Definition of gateman



  1. 1 :  a man who tends a gate; especially :  one who checks and supervises the traffic that flows through a gate

  2. 2 :  an attendant at a railroad grade crossing who bars traffic from the crossing when a train approaches

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a trip made at another's expense

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