head gate


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head gate

[′hed ‚gāt]
(civil engineering)
A gate on the upstream side of a lock or conduit.
A gate at the starting point of an irrigation ditch.
(petroleum engineering)
The gate valve that is installed nearest the pump or compressor on oil or gas lines.
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to remove the federal agents who had closed the head gates of their irrigation canal.
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