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Noun: head gate  hed geyt
  1. Regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
    - sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, water gate
  2. A gate upstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the upper end

Derived forms: head gates

Type of: gate, regulator

Part of: penstock, sluice, sluiceway