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Definition of "gatehouse" []

  • A lodge at the entrance to the driveway of an estate. (noun)
  • A fortified structure built over the gateway to a city or castle. (noun)
  • A building that houses the controls of a dam or canal lock. (noun)
  • A building above or beside an entrance gate to a city, university, etc, often housing a porter or guard, or (formerly) used as a fortification (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion (noun)
  • A structure that houses the controls operating lock gates or dam sluices (noun)

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Use "gatehouse" in a sentence
  • "Therefore, I called the gatehouse and left a message saying I wasn't coming in."
  • "A picture of the Abbey gatehouse is above: all that remains of the old Abbey."
  • "Watts waited half an hour before he called the gatehouse again."