floodgate floodgate  /f ˈləd ˌɡeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) something that restrains a flood or outpouring
  2. (n) regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice

Usage(s):

  1. But he had done something else as well: he had raised an emotional floodgate for a piece of vital legislation that has been dammed too long by Senate rules and procedure.
  2. If the court rules this way, it could open the floodgate to a wave of challenges to many of the moderate regulations that most Americans support.
  3. The first two planes dropped their torpedoes in close parallel, blowing out completely a central floodgate.

News

  1. Corps closing floodgate as rivers rise

    MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi floodgate is closing again because water levels are rising on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Mississippi Business Journal

  2. Officials again close Steele Bayou floodgate - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi floodgate is closing again because water levels are rising on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: WXVT 15 Greenville

  3. Officials again close Steele Bayou floodgate

    A Mississippi floodgate is closing again because water levels are rising on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KPLC Lake Charles

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Quotes

  1. "The Internet opened a floodgate for young people whose passions are finally being heard, but TV hasn't followed suit," said Gore, who also serves as the network's chairman. "Young adults have a powerful voice, but you can't hear that voice...
    on Apr 5, 2005 By: Al Gore Source: MTV.com

  2. Atiku noted that ever since the visit, there had been an "incredible floodgate of reactions from my friends, political associates, newspaper columnists and other concerned Nigerians."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Atiku Abubakar Source: Vanguard

  3. "That opened this huge floodgate of pop music," McLean says. "That's happening all over again. It seems to happen every 10 years. Pop has changed where it's [artists like] Chris Brown and Rihanna, and that's still pop. It's definitely huge...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: AJ McLean Source: California Chronicle

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