Definitions for gatehouseˈgeɪtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gate•houseˈgeɪtˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es

  1. a house at a gate, used as a gatekeeper's quarters, fortification, etc.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gatehouse(noun)

    a house built at a gateway; usually the gatekeeper's residence


  1. gatehouse(Noun)

    A lodge besides the entrance to an estate; often the residence of a gatekeeper; also a dwelling formerly used as such a residence.

  2. gatehouse(Noun)

    A fortified room over the entrance to a castle or over the gate in a city wall

  3. gatehouse(Noun)

    A shelter for a gatekeeper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gatehouse(noun)

    a house connected or associated with a gate


  1. Gatehouse

    A gatehouse, in architectural terminology, is a building enclosing or accompanying a gateway for a castle, manor house, fort, town or similar buildings of importance.


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