Examples from the Web for floodgate
And, crestfallen, she went along the passages, and once more out into Floodgate Street.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
The dam and floodgate were just beyond the southwestern bastion and the old embankment of the dam can still be traced.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 7)|Archer Butler Hulbert
Meeting his gaze, she unbarred a floodgate of happy tenderness in her eyes.The Path of a Star|Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
The inventor of the damper register opened a floodgate to such aliquot re-enforcement as can be got in no other way.
The pond or reservoir above the floodgate is separated from the weir by a stone wall on the left, or south-west side.Wild Wales|George Borrow