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A gatefold is an oversized page in a book folded to the same size as the other pages but intended to be opened out for reading or viewing. Magazine advertisements use gatefolds. So do National Geographic and other publications.
A double gatefold has three parallel folds. The left and right edges of the paper fold inward and meet in the middle, without overlapping, along a centerfold.
You’ve heard of centerfolds. Now you know about gatefolds.
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