from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sluice or gate, usually rectangular and of timber, sliding in vertical grooves or ways in a bulkhead or dam impounding waters, for the purpose of closing a flood-opening; a flood-gate: to be opened by raising during floods, to prevent the water above the dam from reaching an undesirable height.
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