An artificial passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate or flood gate.
A lip, orifice, or projecting tube, as on a teapot, in a drinking fountain, etc., by which a liquid is poured or discharged
A tube, pipe, or protected trough for electric wires
The definition of a gate is a structure that can be opened to provide an entrance or an opening used for passage through a fence or wall.
Alternative form of sluice gate.
regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
A control gate upstream of a lock or canal.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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