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Noun: water gate  wo-tu(r) geyt
  1. Regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
    - sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate
Noun: Watergate  'wo-tu(r),geyt
  1. A political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974
    "Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation";
    - Watergate scandal

Derived forms: water gates

Type of: outrage, regulator, scandal

Part of: penstock, sluice, sluiceway

Encyclopedia: Water gate

Watergate, District of Columbia