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Meaning of FLOODGATE

Pronunciation:  'flud`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice

FLOODGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: head gate, penstock, sluice valve, sluicegate, water gate
 See Also: regulator, sluice, sluiceway



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aboideau, air lock, avenue, blowhole, channel, chute, debouch, dock gate, door, egress, emunctory, escape, estuary, exhaust, exit, flood-hatch, flume, gate, head gate, lock, lock gate, loophole, opening, out, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, penstock, pore, port, sally port, sluice, sluice gate, spiracle, spout, tap, tide gate, vent, ventage, venthole, vomitory, water gate, way out, weir