water-gate

water gate

noun
1.
a gate for halting or controlling the flow of water in a watercourse; floodgate.
2.
a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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water gate
 
n
1.  a gate in a canal, leat, etc that can be opened or closed to control the flow of water
2.  a gate through which access may be gained to a body of water

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