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head gate

noun
1.
a control gate at the upstream end of a canal or lock.
2.
a floodgate of a race, sluice, etc.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for head-gate

head gate

noun
1.
a gate that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end of a lock or conduit Compare tail gate
2.
another name for floodgate (sense 1)
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