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What does "gateway" in routing table refer to?

What does "gateway" in routing table refer to?

What exactly does gateway in a route refer to? I know what a default gateway is- it's the route of last resort. But used in context of a host route (with destination specified), what is a gateway and why is it important?

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It's the machine that receives packets that are being sent to a specific range of addresses.