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pen·stock

 (pĕn′stŏk′)
n.
1. A sluice or gate used to control a flow of water.
2. A pipe or conduit used to carry water to a water wheel or turbine.

penstock

(ˈpɛnˌstɒk)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a conduit that supplies water to a hydroelectric power plant
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a channel bringing water from the head gates to a water wheel
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a sluice for controlling water flow
[C17: from pen2 + stock]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penstock - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluicepenstock - 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.penstock - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegatepenstock - conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
head gate, penstock, sluice valve, sluicegate, water gate, floodgate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
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