noun, plural gatehouses [geyt-hou-ziz] .
a house at or over a gate, used as a gatekeeper's quarters, fortification, etc.
a house or structure at the gate of a dam, reservoir, etc., with equipment or controls for regulating the flow of water.

1350–1400; Middle English; see gate1, house Unabridged
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gatehouse (ˈɡeɪtˌhaʊs)
1.  a building above or beside an entrance gate to a city, university, etc, often housing a porter or guard, or (formerly) used as a fortification
2.  a small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion
3.  a structure that houses the controls operating lock gates or dam sluices

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