Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The person who has charge of the opening and shutting of a gate.
  • noun The porter who attends to the gate at the entrance to a mansion, institution, etc.
  • noun The person in charge of a gate at a level crossing on a railroad.
  • noun The lessee or collector at a toll-gate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A gate keeper; a gate tender.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a gate keeper

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Examples

  • From the gateman who won't let you into an office until you put your hands in your pocket to give him a tip, to the head of a government parastatal who demands a cut for a contract, it's all corruption.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • From the gateman who won't let you into an office until you put your hands in your pocket to give him a tip, to the head of a government parastatal who demands a cut for a contract, it's all corruption.

    Interview Thursday: " Every human is made to fulfill a divine purpose" - Writefreak

  • There he lived on beer and jerky didn't often speak to people did his shifts as quarry gateman earned enough to stock his cooler didn't ask a lot of questions not the sort to get distracted some might call him simple-minded

    THE BOATMAN OF THE BADLANDS

  • "I suppose I can come in now," she says calmly to the bow-tied gateman.

    Society Meets The Sixties

  • He trots into Schlesinger's office, gets a release from his contract, drives to Warner's studio, eludes the gateman, crashes a busy sound stage, is tossed out on his ear and after some further disillusionments finds himself back at his old job and glad to be there.

    Paul Harrison's Prescience

  • According to reports reaching Nagpur on Monday, around 50 masked Naxalites stormed the area and forced one Mohd Salim, the gateman, to give them the signal light and red flag.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • A tiny hut that looks abandoned gives up the little gateman, who steps outside, smiles, and holds the key to the hefty padlock.

    San Blas, Nayarit

  • According to reports reaching Nagpur on Monday, around 50 masked Naxalites stormed the area and forced one Mohd Salim, the gateman, to give them the signal light and red flag.

    Naxalites strike again, this time in Maharashtra

  • A tiny hut that looks abandoned gives up the little gateman, who steps outside, smiles, and holds the key to the hefty padlock.

    San Blas, Nayarit

  • He trots into Schlesinger's office, gets a release from his contract, drives to Warner's studio, eludes the gateman, crashes a busy sound stage, is tossed out on his ear and after some further disillusionments finds himself back at his old job and glad to be there.

    Archive 2006-11-01

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