Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gate in an irrigation-canal operated in such a way that it can be opened by dropping a shutter.

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Examples

  • In drop-gate cribs, the top five or six inches of one side can fold down to allow parents easier access but still offer protection for the infant.

    Crib Worries Spur Retailer, Agency to Act

  • 'I want you to ride up to the drop-gate, with your hundred men, and I want you to relieve the defenders of their command.'

    Ironhand's Daughter

  • He would go down the hillside into the cultivated lands by night, and look very curiously at the villagers in their huts, but he had a mistrust of men because Bagheera showed him a square box with a drop-gate so cunningly hidden in the jungle that he nearly walked into it, and told him that it was a trap.

    The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

  • He would go down the hillside into the cultivated lands by night, and look very curiously at the villagers in their huts, but he had a mistrust of men because Bagheera showed him a square box with a drop-gate so cunningly hidden in the jungle that he nearly walked into it, and told him it was a trap.

    The Jungle Book.

  • The Suffolk law, which takes effect in February, does not affect drop-gate cribs in which the crib side remains stationary, but the top part of one side folds down outside the crib for easy access.

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  • Babyland does sell drop-gate cribs, in which just the top portion of the crib side folds down on a hinge, where an infant can't reach.

    The News-Gazette Local Stories

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