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Floodgate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLOOD'GATE, n.
1. A gate to be opened for letter water flow through, or to be shut to prevent it.
2. An opening or passage; an avenue for a flood or great body.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: something that restrains a flood or outpouring; "suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants"
2: regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice [syn: sluicegate, sluice valve, floodgate, penstock, head gate, water gate]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English flodgate Date: 13th century 1. a gate for shutting out, admitting, or releasing a body of water ; sluice 2. something serving to restrain an outburst <opened the floodgates of criticism>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a gate opened or closed to admit or exclude water, esp. the lower gate of a lock. 2 (usu. in pl.) a last restraint holding back tears, rain, anger, etc.

Moby Thesaurus

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



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