[geyt-hous] /ˈgeɪtˌhaʊs/

noun, plural gatehouses
[geyt-hou-ziz] /ˈgeɪtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a at or over a , used as a gatekeeper’s quarters, fortification, etc.
a house or structure at the gate of a dam, reservoir, etc., with equipment or controls for regulating the flow of water.
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
a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion
a structure that houses the controls operating lock gates or dam sluices

“house for a gatekeeper,” late 14c., from gate (n.) + house (n.).


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