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)

First Known Use of headgate

1772, in the meaning defined above

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