from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gate used to divide a canal into sections, so that in case of a break in an embankment in one section the water can be shut off from flowing into it from other sections.
- n. A valve of large size, of the type which slides across the opening it controls. In large sizes for pipe it is also called gate-valve and stop-valve.
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Three stop-gates were placed on the main, and a separate stop-gate at each shaft, operated by a fine-threaded screw, so that the water could be cut off when desired.
The stop-gate was left wide open while the machinery was running.
A cast-iron stop-gate is placed at the lower end of the main, and also one at each of the branches.
The betrayal of the state of fitra and the stop-gate that is put on the religious impulse has led to the modern society's spiral into oblivion.
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