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gate·house

 (gāt′hous′)
n.
1. A lodge at the entrance to the driveway of an estate.
2. A fortified structure built over the gateway to a city or castle.
3. A building that houses the controls of a dam or canal lock.

gatehouse

(ˈɡeɪtˌhaʊs)
n
1. 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
2. (Architecture) a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a structure that houses the controls operating lock gates or dam sluices

gate•house

(ˈgeɪtˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a house at a gate, used as a gatekeeper's quarters, fortification, etc.
[1350–1400]

gatehouse

The rooms or apartments above a fortified medieval gateway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gatehouse - a house built at a gatewaygatehouse - a house built at a gateway; usually the gatekeeper's residence
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
lodge - small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener
Translations

gatehouse

[ˈgeɪthaʊs] N (gatehouses (pl)) [ˈgeɪthaʊzɪz]casa f del guarda or del portero

gatehouse

[ˈgeɪthaʊs] nloge f

gatehouse

[ˈgeɪtˌhaʊs] ncasetta del custode (all'entrata di un parco)
References in classic literature ?
An old woman came out from the gate-house and opened the creaking portal just wide enough for him to pass, and he went in, across the dry, bare court and the little cracked white slabs of the causeway on the moat.
Then they began to fight, and Irus hit Ulysses on the right shoulder; but Ulysses gave Irus a blow on the neck under the ear that broke in the bones of his skull, and the blood came gushing out of his mouth; he fell groaning in the dust, gnashing his teeth and kicking on the ground, but the suitors threw up their hands and nearly died of laughter, as Ulysses caught hold of him by the foot and dragged him into the outer court as far as the gate-house.
The one-mile walks on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 will take in Robin Hood's grave, the former nunnery site, the gate-house and farm buildings dating back to the 1400s.