sluicegate


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sluicegate

(ˈsluːsˌɡeɪt)
n
(Civil Engineering) a valve or gate fitted to a sluice to control the rate of flow of water. Sometimes shortened to: sluice See also floodgate1
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Noun1.sluicegate - regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluicesluicegate - 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
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sluicegate

[ˈsluːsgeɪt] Nesclusa f, compuerta f
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I was down by the the Ouseburn sluicegate for a walk last Sunday and spotted the planning notices for the projected Newcastle Big Wheel.
Its name comes from the sluicegate erected in the 17th Century to allow silt and sand to be flushed from the harbour.