balance gate


Definition of balance gate

: a gate (such as a floodgate) hung in the middle on a horizontal axis to facilitate turning

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First Known Use of balance gate

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Balance gate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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