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1. See floodgate.
2. A gate, as in a fortification, that allows access to those traveling by boat.
1. (Civil Engineering) a gate in a canal, leat, etc that can be opened or closed to control the flow of water
2. (Civil Engineering) a gate through which access may be gained to a body of water
2. a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing.
Wa•ter•gate(ˈwɔ tərˌgeɪt, ˈwɒt ər-)
1. a political scandal during the 1972 presidential campaign, arising from a break-in at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate building complex in Washington, D.C., and culminating in the resignation of President Nixon.
2. any scandal involving corruption and other abuses of power, and an attempt to conceal these activities from the public.
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|Noun||1.||water 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.