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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Garcia, "Influence of the tunnel length on the hydraulic modelling of the air entrainment in the flow downstream of a high head gate," in Proceedings of the Symposium on Scale Effects in Modelling Hydraulic Structures, Technische Akademie, Technische Akademie Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany, 1984.
One of the most successful solutions is to use a head gate (stanchion) to hold the ewe's head while her lamb nurses.
To reduce the length of pressurized reach, a long bottom outlet is normally divided into a pressurized portion controlled with a high head gate and an outlet tunnel that discharges a supercritical flow into the atmosphere [2].
"Everything in the head gate works," Brian says, "and I added a section to bring the cattle to load through the head gate." The gates open, the palpation cages fold down and the head gate opens and closes.
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Cows step onto an elevated platform, are milked, then exit through the front head gate. This type of parlor has one milking machine unit per stall, so when a cow has finished milking it is necessary to complete the milking process, have the cow exit, get the next cow into the stall, and attach the milking unit.
The utility planned to partially open the head gate at the upriver end of the canal this morning.
A head gate was installed when a "V" was carved into a natural reef at Klamath Lake.
Jimmy Mullen's midweek sacking had little effect on the Bucks Head gate, though, with a still pitifully-low 787 turning up.
We gradually moved her out of the head gate into a wedge made by stock gates.