British Dictionary definitions for gatelike
gate1 (ɡeɪt)
 
n
1.  a movable barrier, usually hinged, for closing an opening in a wall, fence, etc
2.  an opening to allow passage into or out of an enclosed place
3.  any means of entrance or access
4.  a mountain pass or gap, esp one providing entry into another country or region
5.  a.  the number of people admitted to a sporting event or entertainment
 b.  the total entrance money received from them
6.  (in a large airport) any of the numbered exits leading to the airfield or aircraft: passengers for Paris should proceed to gate 14
7.  horse racing short for starting gate
8.  electronics
 a.  a logic circuit having one or more input terminals and one output terminal, the output being switched between two voltage levels determined by the combination of input signals
 b.  a circuit used in radar that allows only a fraction of the input signal to pass
9.  the electrode region or regions in a field-effect transistor that is biased to control the conductivity of the channel between the source and drain
10.  a component in a motion-picture camera or projector that holds each frame flat and momentarily stationary behind the lens
11.  a slotted metal frame that controls the positions of the gear lever in a motor vehicle
12.  rowing a hinged clasp to prevent the oar from jumping out of a rowlock
13.  a frame surrounding the blade or blades of a saw
 
vb
14.  to provide with a gate or gates
15.  (Brit) to restrict (a student) to the school or college grounds as a punishment
16.  to select (part of a waveform) in terms of amplitude or time
 
[Old English geat; related to Old Frisian jet opening, Old Norse gat opening, passage]
 
'gateless1
 
adj
 
'gatelike1
 
adj

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