water gate


water gate
noun
regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
Syn: ↑sluicegate, ↑sluice valve, ↑floodgate, ↑penstock, ↑head gate
Hypernyms: ↑regulator
Part Holonyms: ↑sluice, ↑sluiceway, ↑penstock

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I. noun
Etymology: Middle English watergate, from water + gate (way)
chiefly Scotland : a natural channel for water : watercourse
II. noun
Etymology: Middle English watergate, from water + gat, gate gate (opening)
1. : a gate (as of private grounds or a building) giving access to a body of water
2. : a gateway or sluice for the passage of water; also : a gate or valve controlling the flow of water : floodgate — compare gate valve
3. : a passageway for passage of traffic by water

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1. a gate for halting or controlling the flow of water in a watercourse; floodgate.
2. a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing.
[1350-1400; ME]

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water gate noun
1. A floodgate
2. A gate admitting to a river or other body of water
3. A street leading to the water (Scot)
4. See also separate entry ↑Watergate
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Main Entry:water

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water gate,
1. a gate or gateway through which water passes.
2. a gate that controls the flow of water; sluice or floodgate.
3. a gate (as of a town or a castle) opening on water.
Wa|ter|gate «WT uhr GAYT, WOT-», noun.
1. a major political scandal involving illegal activities directed against political opponents of President Richard Nixon and subsequent attempts to cover up these activities.
2. any similar misuse of the power of public office to discredit political opponents or for private gain.
3. any widespread public scandal: »

The incident…is being referred to in the scientific community as “a medical Watergate” (New York Times).

[< the Watergate, an apartment-house and office-building complex in Washington, D.C., where men connected with the Republican Committee for the Reelection of the President were arrested burglarizing Democratic National Committee headquarters]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • water gate — 1. a gate for halting or controlling the flow of water in a watercourse; floodgate. 2. a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • water gate — noun Date: 13th century 1. a gate (as of a building) giving access to a body of water 2. floodgate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water gate — a gate for confining or releasing water …   Dictionary of ichthyology