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Origin of water gate
Words nearby water gate
Definition for water gate (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM Watergatepost-Wa·ter·gate, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for water gate
Beppo was a very different man from Signore Ripollo, nor had he a palace with a water-gate to show his wares.My Friend the Chauffeur|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
As he spoke they saw many men run from the auction-shed to the water-gate.The People Of The Mist|H. Rider Haggard
Your crocodile yonder has made his escape; if he get but to Somerset water-gate, he is gone for ever.Three Hours after Marriage|John Gay
On the dark surface of the waters, Gottlob saw a form whirled by the force of the current towards the water-gate.
Boats came to the water-gate, as they still might do if such boats still existed, in true, pictorial legendary fashion.Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for water gate (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for water gate (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for water gate
An incident in the presidency of Richard Nixon that led to his resignation. In June 1972, burglars in the pay of Nixon's campaign committee broke into offices of the Democratic party. In a complex chain of events, high officials on Nixon's staff who had been connected to the burglary used illegal means to keep the burglary from being fully investigated; these actions by Nixon's staff were known as the “cover-up.” Nixon arranged for secret tape-recording of many conversations in his office regarding the cover-up and then refused to hand the tapes over to investigators from Congress. After months of legal maneuvers, Nixon finally released the tapes, which showed that he had known about criminal activity by his staff. By this time, the House of Representatives was one step away from impeachment of Nixon. Leaders of Congress told him that if he were impeached and tried, he would very likely be removed from office. He resigned the presidency in August 1974, complaining of a lack of support from Congress. Several of his assistants were convicted of various crimes connected with Watergate. Nixon himself was never indicted and was pardoned by his successor, President Gerald Ford.