Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The receipts taken in at the gate or entrance for admission to an athletic contest or other exhibition.
“No wonder the colony does not pay, if it goes in for this sort of thing, 206 miles inland, with simply no public to pay gate-money.”
“The gate-money was handed over to the Widows 'and Orphans' Fund.”
“As for the greed of gate-money, of which some clubs are so fond, much might be said.”
“The greatest of these is the "professional" football player, and the next the "greed of gate-money.”
“The income, at this time, was derived from the regular fee of two dollars, the special contributions of students, and the gate-money handed in by the spectators.”
“What a cinch it would be if you charged gate-money!”
“I'm easy in other ways; but when it comes to any gate-money game, from launchin 'a musical comedy to openin' a new boxin 'club, I'm Tight Tommy with the time lock set.”
“But, because any such limitation would sorely affect the gate-money, we import players from Australia or”
“This is costly; but again the cash comes out of the spectators 'pockets, in subscriptions and gate-money.”
“And they spoke of gate-money, gambling, and professionalism, and the end of all true sport in”
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