drum gate

noun

Definition of drum gate

: a hinged gate at the top of a dam consisting of a horizontal cylindrical sector that can be raised from its compartment to increase the height of the spillway

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“Drum gate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drum%20gate. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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