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Meaning of gatehouse

gate•house

Pronunciation: (gāt'hous"), [key]
— pl. -hous•es
  1. a house at or over a gate, used as a gatekeeper's quarters, fortification, etc.
  2. a house or structure at the gate of a dam, reservoir, etc., with equipment or controls for regulating the flow of water.
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