[ geyt-muhn, -man ]

noun,plural gate·men [geyt-muhn, -men]. /ˈgeɪt mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a gatekeeper.

Origin of gateman

First recorded in 1790–1800; gate1 + man

Words Nearby gateman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gateman in a sentence

  • The gateman tried to stop them, but Nick pushed the fellow in the car so violently that he sat down on the floor.

  • Standing high against the sky, Seymour, with the gateman up at the lock, was moderating the strong head of water.

    The Magnetic North | Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • The gateman at the ferry heard him running down the street and held the boat for him.

    The Mission of Poubalov | Frederick R. (Frederick Russell) Burton
  • He stopped for a moment at the railroad tracks to talk with Stumpy Gans, the one-legged gateman.

    Cheerful--By Request | Edna Ferber
  • The gateman turned on his flashlight, focusing it upon a freshly painted placard tacked to a nearby tree.

    The Cry at Midnight | Mildred A. Wirt