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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gate, sluice, or valve placed in a dam, reservoir-wall, or pipe-system, to be opened when desired to flush out the reservoir, the channel below the reservoir, or the pipe-system.

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  • The forebay, at which the head-race canal ends, is again a concrete structure, perhaps a bit oversized, with a perpendicular overflow weir and a bottom flush-gate for flushing out sediment (refer to fig. 68).

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