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floodgate

a gate in a sluice that is used to control the flow of water

floodgate

[′fləd‚gāt]
(civil engineering)
A gate used to restrain a flow or, when opened, to allow a flood flow to pass.
The lower gate of a lock.
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The flood water was getting very near the top of the flood wall and even came over at the flood gates at one point in Skiningrove Square, near New Company Row.
The scheme involves the construction of piled flood defence walls on either side of the barrier, a control building, the installation of mechanical and electrical equipment, flood gates on the east and west banks within the flood walls, scour protection and landscaping works.
Justice Amir Hani Muslim remarked If flood gate opens then let it to open.
The challenge is to find which turbine or flood gate the fish are hanging under.
Geneva Agreement Opens Up Iran's Car Market Iran is giving up their nukes and thus opening the flood gate for outside merchandise.
Summary: Resource-rich Indonesia is seeking investments in the development of mega infrastructure projects on a public-private partnership basis and has opened a flood gate of business opportunities to UAE investors.
Water district officials in Sacramento closed a flood gate on the American River as a precaution.
When released, a flood gate effect is created, causing blood to rush through the veins and arteries, flushing them out and delivering freshly oxygenated blood to the region.
A group of villagers who live around the reservoir of the World Bank-supported Pak Mun Dam in northern Thailand's Ubon Ratchatani Province will demand the government permanently open a flood gate at the site to reduce the impact on their livelihoods, the group said Tuesday.
We have annual unannounced drills to test the flood gate system as well as the competency of the people who are installing the gates, said Patel.
Terry Robson, of the Environment Agency, demonstrates how the flood gate will work <B
He went onto the bridge in Skinningrove to close the flood gate at New Company Row and others soon joined him.