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Meaning of PENSTOCK

Pronunciation:  'pen`stâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
  2. [n]  regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice

PENSTOCK is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pen"stock\, n. [Etymol. uncertain; perh. fr. pen an
inclosure + stock.]
1. A close conduit or pipe for conducting water, as, to a
   water wheel, or for emptying a pond, or for domestic uses.

2. The barrel of a wooden pump.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Sluice gate or valve for restraining, deviating or otherwise regulating a flow (as of water or sewage).
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aboideau, air lock, chute, dock gate, eaves trough, floodgate, flood-hatch, gate, guide, gutter, head gate, lock, lock gate, pentrough, shoot, sluice, sluice gate, tide gate, trough, water gate, weir