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water gate

a gate for halting or controlling the flow of water in a watercourse; floodgate.
a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing.
Origin of water gate
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We walked along as if we would have gone out at the water gate, but at that hour it was closed against us.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was a huge house with towers and turrets and a water gate with stairs.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • "You will find him at the water gate," bawled Touchett, as the boy ran past him.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • Killed one convert and wounded two, there by the water gate.

    Dragon's blood Henry Milner Rideout
  • Twadeils resolved to pass through the fort by the central gate, go out by the water gate, and re-enter camp by the lake front.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
  • There were two figures dimly visible in the obscurity of the vaulted entrance to the water gate.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • They stopped at the water gate, close to the Bridge of Sighs, and Francis and his conductor entered.

  • A water gate, with an inscription evidently referring to the Nika sedition, was still standing a few years ago.

    Constantinople William Holden Hutton
  • We are passing one just now which has a water gate, over which climbing geraniums have thrown a veil of bloom.

    In Chteau Land Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • Keeping Aime a few steps behind him, he went down the soft carpet and peered out at the bottom towards the water gate.

    The Fortieth Door Mary Hastings Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for water gate

water gate

a gate in a canal, leat, etc that can be opened or closed to control the flow of water
a gate through which access may be gained to a body of water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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