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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate, water gatenoun

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

  2. sluice, sluiceway, penstocknoun

    conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate


  1. penstocknoun

    A sluice or pipe which allows the controlled flow of water from behind a dam, typically routing it to a turbine of a power plant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penstocknoun

    a close conduit or pipe for conducting water, as, to a water wheel, or for emptying a pond, or for domestic uses

    Etymology: [Etymol. uncertain; perh. fr. pen an inclosure + stock.]

  2. Penstocknoun

    the barrel of a wooden pump

    Etymology: [Etymol. uncertain; perh. fr. pen an inclosure + stock.]


  1. Penstock

    A penstock is a sluice or gate or intake structure that controls water flow, or an enclosed pipe that delivers water to hydraulic turbines and sewerage systems. It is a term that has been inherited from the technology of wooden watermills.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Penstock

    pen′stok, n. a trough conveying water to a water-wheel.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. penstock

    A flood-gate to a mill-pond. Also used in fortification, for the purpose of inundating certain works.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. penstock

    A machine composed of timber, which, by means of a movable board, enables the defenders of a fortress to allow such a rush of water from the batardeaux as to inundate and destroy the works which the enemy may have constructed in the ditch.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penstock in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penstock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    the act of making something completely wet
    • A. volubility
    • B. sousing
    • C. flunkey
    • D. callathump

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