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head gate

n.
1. A control gate upstream of a lock or canal.
2. A floodgate that controls the flow of water in a ditch, sluice, race, or channel.

head gate

n
1. (Civil Engineering) a gate that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end of a lock or conduit. Compare tail gate
2. (Civil Engineering) another name for floodgate1

head′ gate`


n.
1. a control gate at the upstream end of a canal or lock.
2. a floodgate of a race, sluice, etc.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.head gate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluicehead gate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
sluice, sluiceway, penstock - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
2.head gate - a gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
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