HyperDic: head_gate

English > 2 senses of the expression head gate:
NOUNartifacthead gate, sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, water gateregulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
artifacthead gatea gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end
English > head gate: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningregulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice.
Synonymssluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, water gate
Part ofsluice, sluiceway, penstockconduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
BroaderregulatorAny of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
Spanishcompuerta, esclusa
Catalancomporta
English > head gate: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end.
BroadergateA movable barrier in a fence or wall

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