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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter gate`(n.)

  1. Category: Civil Engineering

    Ref: floodgate.

  2. a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of water gate:


Wa•ter•gateˈwɔ tərˌgeɪt, ˈwɒt ər-(n.)

  1. a political scandal during the 1972 presidential campaign, arising from a break-in at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate building complex in Washington, D.C., and culminating in the resignation of President Nixon.

    Category: American History

  2. any scandal involving corruption and other abuses of power, and an attempt to conceal these activities from the public.

    Category: American History

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate, water gate(noun)

    regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice


  1. water gate(Noun)

    A gate, or valve, by which a flow of water is permitted, prevented, or regulated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water gate

    a gate, or valve, by which a flow of water is permitted, prevented, or regulated


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