Gateman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gateman A gate keeper; a gate tender.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gateman The person who has charge of the opening and shutting of a gate.
    • n gateman The porter who attends to the gate at the entrance to a mansion, institution, etc.
    • n gateman The person in charge of a gate at a level crossing on a railroad.
    • n gateman The lessee or collector at a toll-gate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gateman one who watches over the opening and shutting of a gate
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geat, a way; Dut. gat, Ice. gat; not in Goth. and High Ger.; prob. related to get or gate.

Usage

In literature:

He loitered through the gate and paused to exchange a word with the gateman.
"The Street of Seven Stars" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He stopped for a moment at the railroad tracks to talk with Stumpy Gans, the one-legged gateman.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
The gateman tried to stop them, but Nick pushed the fellow in the car so violently that he sat down on the floor.
"The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories" by Nicholas Carter
The gateman pointed out its conductor, inside, and the two approached him.
"Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" by John T. McIntyre
Ascertaining from the gateman that the erring train was certain not to pull in during the next ten minutes, I sought a telephone booth.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
All the Conductors on our Division speak pleasantly to Me, and the Gateman has come to know my Name.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
If you can't find them yourself, ask the gateman for them.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
On returning he found his friend held up by the gateman, who demanded a ticket.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
As to yourself, the gateman leads you round the screen, and across the compound to the master's house.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
There was a grim gateman up there where the guns roared, waiting to take his toll.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
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