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floodgate


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  floodgate 
  n  1:  a  gate  in  a  sluice  that  can  control  the  flow  of  water  [syn: 
  {water  gate}] 
  2:  valve  or  gate  that  controls  rate  of  water  flow  through  a 
  sluice  [syn:  {sluicegate},  {sluice  valve},  {penstock},  {head 
  gate},  {water  gate}] 




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