a control gate at the upstream end of a canal or lock.
a floodgate of a race, sluice, etc.
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- head collar,
- head count,
- head dip,
- head fold,
- head for,
- head in the clouds, have one's,
- head in the sand,
- head lettuce,
- head louse,
- head margin
Origin of head gate
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for head gate
It was the sodden fleece of the old ewe, which had been drifted against the head-gate and held there to her death.In Exile and Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
It was the sodden fleece of the old ewe which had been drifted against the "head-gate," and held there to her death.Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)|Constance Fenimore Woolson
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