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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.
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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
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|Noun||1.||penstock - 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.
|2.||penstock - 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"
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