Definition of gatefold in US English:



  • An oversized page in a book or magazine folded to the same size as the other pages but intended to be opened out for reading.

    • ‘It contains early images, gatefolds, installation shots and drawings, as well as two scrolls that can be removed and unrolled.’
    • ‘Perhaps there'll even be a couple of sleeve fetishists unconsciously drawn to the lovely gatefold packaging.’
    • ‘It is a lavish piece of publishing - four sorts of paper, double and triple gatefolds, copious colour photographs and drawings - intended to provide a visual record of the exhibition.’
    • ‘As an impressionable 16-year old, I thought it was normal for a gatefold album to contain poetry by a musician's guru.’
    • ‘If it does, the third album - which will be delayed three years while the band self-destructs - will feature a gatefold cover, lyrics printed on the sleeve, and perhaps custom art on the record label.’
    • ‘Those who feel they have something they need to say are usually the ones most deserving of a good thrashing when the results are posted on the gatefold sleeve.’
    • ‘The gatefold sleeve is rather fetching, but the music within is anything but.’
    • ‘The world map on the gatefold hints at his global impact.’
    • ‘There is an even balance of nearly 300 color and black-and-white photos; this includes four gatefolds that measure nearly 1.25 meters in length.’
    • ‘There's a picture on him on the gatefold sleeve on the original LP release of the album.’
    • ‘Right then, I have a spare ‘mint’ copy of this LP on gatefold vinyl which needs a good home.’
    • ‘Their well-finished gatefold digipaks make the old jewel boxes seem cheap and clumsy while getting closer to the feel of the original 12-inch LPs.’
    • ‘Lift the first gatefold up, the second gatefold down and the next gatefold sideways to the left.’
    • ‘The album comes in a gatefold digi-pack with a separate booklet with lots of photos, all the lyrics and as much information as you are likely to need on the band.’
    • ‘It explains the ideas behind the inkblots and the gatefold / recordsleeve-like format of the catalogue.’
    • ‘And, unsurprisingly, the packaging is equally gorgeous - an embossed gatefold CD sleeve complete with black disc envelope and postcard, as well as slightly skewed typeface setting.’
    • ‘Designing a band's digital image, whether that's for the mobile phone, emerging digital networks or the World Wide Web, is going to be as important as a gatefold sleeve.’
    • ‘The book is notable for its four variously conceived gatefolds.’
    • ‘The inside gatefold of McCartney, the former Beatle's first recording apart from his legendary group, was festooned with a collage of family photos.’
    • ‘And they're talking about something else these pesky kids wouldn't understand - the snap, crackle and pop that an old gatefold album sleeve made when you opened it up.’