floodgate

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floodgate

noun allow in massive problems, circumvention, colossal opening, door, escape, exhaust, exit, inundation, means, moat, open faucet, open flood-hatch, open gate, opening, outlet, overflow, provide a wide opening, release, safety valve, spout, vent
Associated concepts: immigration, open the floodgates
See also: crossroad, outlet
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Merged at head gates, the same for all to see, as one.
When there's a sudden demand for power in Britain, the head gates are opened and water rushes down tunnels to drive turbines.
to remove the federal agents who had closed the head gates of their irrigation canal.
Here is the way one of my articles described what might be called the center ring of one of the biggest environmental stories in 2001: "Encampments grew on both sides of the fences around the closed federal head gates, creating a surreal scene amid suburban homes on the north end of Klamath Falls.
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Tenders are invited for Repair work of D-16 Madhopur head gates of Harsimain canal Dabra under SDOLight Machinery E/M sub division Gwalior Distt.