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  Words related to floodgate

Related / Similar Words: sluicegate, sluice valve, penstock, head gate, water gate

 

Definition:
  • regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice;
  • something that restrains a flood or outpouring; "suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants";

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    Part Meronyms: sluice, sluiceway, penstock

     

     
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