Definition of gatehouse in US English:



  • A house or enclosure near a gateway.

    • ‘The Eastern gatehouse at the farm will be refurbished as separate accommodation for a family member.’
    • ‘The house was built as one of the gatehouses to the estate.’
    • ‘This theme also characterizes bridges, signage, fences, and gatehouses.’
    • ‘The first of these gatehouses is joined on either side by a roofed gallery that encircles the larger complex.’
    • ‘Walking home, I pass the gothic ruin of a Georgian gatehouse with several chimneys and boarded up windows.’
    • ‘The carriage rattled gently past the gatehouse, its wheels grating on the rocky path into the courtyard.’
    • ‘He reported, ‘Sir, we have news from the gatehouses.’’
    • ‘At his death both the house and the gatehouse were bought for the Abbey.’
    • ‘The two gatehouses next to the entrance had been demolished.’
    • ‘The ornamented gatehouse, garden, and royal tennis court further enhanced this favourite seat of the Scottish monarchs.’
    • ‘The two-bedroom gatehouses are priced at £125,000 with the three-bedroom house priced at £135,000.’
    • ‘The lower floor also connects the house to a gatehouse through a small courtyard.’
    • ‘The gatehouses were toppled, the walls in ruins.’
    • ‘Since it's evening now, I bet by the time we get to the drawbridges at the gatehouses, they'll be raised for the day.’
    • ‘We saw him at the gatehouse, putting things in a bag and taking them out again, still talking to himself; waiting, perhaps, for divine intervention.’
    • ‘Its most outstanding feature is the Turret House, built as a gatehouse and hunting tower and constructed in the French style, possibly due to Mary's influence.’
    • ‘Outside the gatehouse, hundreds of supporters, most of them local residents, gathered for a look.’
    • ‘They dashed through the gates as the guard ducked back into the gatehouse for shelter, peering through the grayness.’
    • ‘The gunports in the south and east walls of the structure adjoining the later gatehouse suggest a late fifteen century date.’
    • ‘A house of Augustinian canons was founded here in 1139, and although mostly only foundations survive it has one of the most elaborate surviving gatehouses of any monastic house.’
    cottage, toll house
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