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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.
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
n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a house at a gate, used as a gatekeeper's quarters, fortification, etc.
The rooms or apartments above a fortified medieval gateway.
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|Noun||1.||gatehouse - 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