Definitions

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  • n. Primary gate or valve at aqueduct or other source that can be opened or closed to regulate the flow of water entering an irrigation system (of lesser gated canals and irrigation ditches).
  • n. A moveable framework designed to hold still the heads of cattle for various procedures

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Examples

  • At about the same time, a call may have been put in to the longwall headgate controls, where someone removed power from the longwall and at the same time disconnected the water sprays.

    Ellen Smith: Coal Dust Propagated Upper Big Branch Explosion: MSHA

  • It has found five detectors from headgate 22, two from the headgate of the longwall, one from the longwall face, three on the mantrip where some of the miners bodies had been found.

    Ellen Smith: Officials Find Signs of Excessive Coal Dust in Mine That Exploded

  • The agency said it still has to clear water from headgate 22.

    Ellen Smith: Officials Find Signs of Excessive Coal Dust in Mine That Exploded

  • On May 14, he opened the wooden headgate he had installed at the diversion point, and for the very first time Colorado River water flowed through a man-made channel into the Imperial Valley.

    Colossus

  • Some of the blame surely belonged to Chaffey himself, for he had installed the Pilot Knob headgate improperly: it sat so high above the channel floor that in the winter, the water level fell too low to pass over its sill.

    Colossus

  • Randolph devised a more elaborate plan involving a new headgate of concrete and steel at Pilot Knob and a second wooden gate near Disaster Island.

    Colossus

  • His task was to seal off the main canal with the iron headgate and a stone levee, forcing the river south into the bypass at Disaster Island.

    Colossus

  • Perhaps to get into the mood of the waterways one needs to have seen old Amos Judson asquat on the headgate with his gun, guarding his water-right toward the end of a dry summer.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • It had the effect of discouraging the Greenfields claim, but Amos used to sit on the headgate just the same, as quaint and lone a figure as the sandhill crane watching for water toads below the Tule drop.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • There on the headgate sat Diedrick's frau with a long-handled shovel across her lap and all the water turned into Diedrick's ditch; there she sat knitting through the long sun, and the children brought out her dinner.

    The Land of Little Rain

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