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gateman

[geyt-muh n, -man]
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noun, plural gate·men [geyt-muh n, -men] /ˈgeɪt mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a gatekeeper.
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Origin of gateman

First recorded in 1790–1800; gate1 + man1
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Examples from the Web for gateman

Historical Examples

  • For when the other man came running Peter heard him call the gateman, "Shad."

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • "Miss Carrillo asks that you be directed to her dressing room," the gateman said.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

  • How he will wink upon the gateman that he write his order large!

    Journeys to Bagdad

    Charles S. Brooks

  • Glad to hear it, said the gateman, uncommonly glad to hear it.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • As he passed the gate the gateman called to him to leave his number.