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 The team was training near a headgate on June 11 when one of the firefighters spotted a body in the water. Washington Post, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 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, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 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, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 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, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 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, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 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, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 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, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 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, "4 border deaths in Texas could be a preview of the summer," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of headgate

1772, in the meaning defined above

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“Headgate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headgate. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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