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gate money

noun
  1. the total receipts taken for admission to a sporting event or other entertainment
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Examples from the Web for gate money

Historical Examples

  • As for the greed of gate-money, of which some clubs are so fond, much might be said.

    Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches

    David Drummond Bone

  • The taking of this phenomenon's gate-money seemed to be almost a sinecure.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • First of all there was a rush for the gate-money; a shilling a piece, you know, we'd all paid.

  • The gate-money was handed over to the Widows' and Orphans' Fund.

  • I walked down this mornin', and hadn't only the gate-money, and your pal laid me on to you.

    The Chequers

    James Runciman