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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 ?
When the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, they again yoked their horses and drove out through the gateway under the echoing gatehouse.
The old man made haste to mount his chariot, and drove out through the inner gateway and under the echoing gatehouse of the outer court.
As he spoke Achilles told his men and the women-servants to set beds in the room that was in the gatehouse, and make them with good red rugs, and spread coverlets on the top of them with woollen cloaks for Priam and Idaeus to wear.
Then,the car hit the roof of the gatehouse smartly, snapped a flag staff, played a tune upon some telegraph wires, and sent a broken wire like a whip-lash to do its share in accumulating unpopularity.
Jones was now conducted before the justice, where the surgeon who dressed Mr Fitzpatrick appeared, and deposed that he believed the wound to be mortal; upon which the prisoner was committed to the Gatehouse.
He went to the Gatehouse with trembling knees and a beating heart, and was no sooner arrived in the presence of Jones than he lamented the misfortune that had befallen him with many tears, looking all the while frequently about him in great terror; for as the news now arrived that Mr Fitzpatrick was dead, the poor fellow apprehended every minute that his ghost would enter the room.
They all three look towards an old stone gatehouse crossing the Close, with an arched thoroughfare passing beneath it.
Crisparkle, Minor Canon and good man, lately 'Coach' upon the chief Pagan high roads, but since promoted by a patron (grateful for a well-taught son) to his present Christian beat; betakes himself to the gatehouse, on his way home to his early tea.
I have worked side by side with Kirk since 2006 and there is no better person to lead GateHouse Media," commented Mike Reed.
GateHouse manages seven of those dailies and will run the Journal.
Gatehouse, one of Britain's six full-fledged Islamic banks, said it has purchased the property in collaboration with a US-based hotel operator for an undisclosed sum.
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- UK-based Threadneedle Investments has become a strategic shareholder for the Kuwaiti-owned Shariah-compliant investment management firm, Gatehouse Bank, by acquiring two percent of the bank's capital through direct investment via monetary contribution to purchase shares, a Kuwaiti executive officer announced Wednesday.