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[geyt-muh n, -man] /ˈgeɪt mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural gatemen
[geyt-muh n, -men] /ˈgeɪt mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a gatekeeper.
Origin of gateman
First recorded in 1790-1800; gate1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • gateman: Sure I seen him myself going out the gate a while ago.

    Three Wonder Plays Lady I. A. Gregory
  • "Miss Carrillo asks that you be directed to her dressing room," the gateman said.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • A gateman crossed the tracks from the in-station, padlocking the gates carefully after him.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Glad to hear it, said the gateman, uncommonly glad to hear it.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • “The brass must be smuggled past the gateman,” Mr. Parker commented thoughtfully.

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • "Will be in a few minutes, so the gateman said," answered Phil.

    Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "That's what I said; you want to go the other way, even if you don't know where you want to go," yawned the gateman disdainfully.

    The Adventures of a Modest Man Robert W. Chambers
  • He breathed easier when they were past the gateman and on the car.

  • “Then you got better ears than I have,” the gateman muttered.

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • Were you not told that you should leave cameras of all kinds with the gateman?

    Bob Hunt in Canada George W. Orton

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