headgate

noun
head·​gate | \ ˈhed-ˌgāt How to pronounce headgate (audio) \

Definition of headgate

: a gate for controlling the water flowing into a channel (such as an irrigation ditch)

Examples of headgate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the lake level plummeted earlier this year, federal officials decided to shutter a headgate that has delivered water to communities around the basin since 1907. Rachel Ramirez, Lucy Kafanov And Leslie Perrot, CNN, 10 June 2021 When the screens are cleaned, a surge of water enters the canal causing headgate adjustments. Michael Kohn, oregonlive, 26 Aug. 2020 They have, however, been forced to hire field representatives who try to get neighbors to cooperate and who have authority to close the headgate if a neighborhood just lets the water run. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 The team was training near a headgate on June 11 when one of the firefighters spotted a body in the water. Washington Post, 24 June 2019 The team was training near a headgate on June 11 when one of the firefighters spotted a body in the water. Washington Post, 24 June 2019 The team was training near a headgate on June 11 when one of the firefighters spotted a body in the water. Washington Post, 24 June 2019 The team was training near a headgate on June 11 when one of the firefighters spotted a body in the water. Washington Post, 24 June 2019 The team was training near a headgate on June 11 when one of the firefighters spotted a body in the water. Washington Post, 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of headgate

1772, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Headgate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headgate. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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