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

 

Part Meronyms: sluice, sluiceway, penstock

 

 
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