from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a gate that can be locked.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gate for opening or closing a lock in a canal, or sometimes in a river.
- n. There are various forms of lock-gates, the more common of which are the miter gate and the sliding gate. In the former, the gate at each end of the lock is composed of two leaves, each turning about a vertical axis at the side wall of the lock, when open standing parallel with the side wall, and when closed abutting together at an obtuse angle, the surface of contact between the two gates forming a miter. A sliding lock-gate is one which, when the lock is to be opened, slides horizontally into a recess in the masonry.
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- n. a gate that can be locked
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