lock-gate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lock-gate a gate that can be locked
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lock-gate A gate for opening or closing a lock in a canal, or sometimes in a river. The gates at the ends of the lock-chamber are called respectively the head- and the tail-gate, or the upper and the lower gate.
    • n lock-gate 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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Usage

In literature:

But the people who stood around could not understand her grief, and so they hurried her from the yard and locked up the gate.
"The Angel Children" by Charlotte M. Higgins
They had all simply walked on, and the custodian had locked the gate behind them.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
The gates of the Lock were opened and the skiff shoved in, then the first gate being closed behind us another gate opened.
"The Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond, Early recollections" by Robert Arnold
Knowing about your locked gates and posted guard, I went on the farm from the rear.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
The old cupboard with rusty locks became the entrance gate to a magnificent palace.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
When I'm on the gate it's just as good as though you'd set the time lock.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
If the churchyard gates are locked against you, break them down.
"Lloyd George" by Frank Dilnot
He wished to enter, but the gate was closed and the key fast in the lock.
"Northland Heroes" by Florence Holbrook
Gates were locked; shutters were barred.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
Even when I found the avenue-gate locked and barred I did not repent.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
And the gate of the outer court was locked.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
By that time my uncle had retreated to the gate, darted through, and banged and locked it in his enemies' face.
"Patience Wins" by George Manville Fenn
All had to be back by sunset, when the gates were locked, and no one was allowed out or in till six the next morning.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
When he had passed through the farmyard gate he locked and bolted it behind him.
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
He tried the latch, and, finding it locked, began to shake the gate by the bars.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
They tried to open the gates, but they were locked.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
I found the gate locked.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
Some of the lock gates are of timber, and others are of cast-iron, sheathed with pine planking.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
A locked gate kept out trespassers.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
I've been out since morning, and I return to find the gate locked, and a man playing at being a sentry.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

The grapes are pressed, the corn is shocked—
Standeth no more to glean;
For the Gates of Love and Learning locked
When they went out between.
"Our Fathers Also" by Rudyard Kipling
O it's broken the lock and splintered the door,
O it's the gate where they're turning, turning;
Their boots are heavy on the floor
And their eyes are burning.
"O What Is That Sound" by W H Auden
Blinded and dull
With selfish sin,
Have I been sitting at the gates
Called Beautiful,
Where Thy fair angel stands and waits,
With hand upon the lock to let me in?
"At The Gate" by Susan Coolidge
From one steppe through another steppe, I chased you
Raising the dust on all the roads around.
I broke the locks on the gates of Mtskhetha.
Smashed temples, with their great candles, down!
"Once More Meeting The Kipchak" by Giorgi Leonidze
And then on me what joys would wait,
Were I the guardian of thy gate,
How useless bolt and latch!
How vain were locks, and bars how vain,
To shield from harm the household train
Whom I, from love, would watch.
"Ode To Dragon" by Hannah More
The portal soon was open'd, for in the land of song
The minstrel at the outer gate yet never lingered long;
And inner doors were seldom closed 'gainst wand'rers such as he,
For locks or hearts to open soon, sweet music is the key!
"The Pilgrim Harper" by Samuel Lover

In news:

Pat Rosenthal keeps the back gate locked at her Dallas home to ensure that no one wanders back into the pool area.
The case of Carnation 's locked gate … and the 911 call.
Today, on that officer's advice, I parked and locked my bike near the bike rentals trailer about 500 feet from the USTA East Gate.
A man is being charged with driving a truck through a locked gate and across Interstate 70 to try and elude police.
I've got a right to take the locks off of the gates or take the gates down and I've done it.
Behind a locked gate in a basement in Gowanus lies a wonderland.
Keyless Access With Lockey® 2835 DC Mechanical Push Button Gate Lock.
I'm standing at one of the big locks in Massena New York as a tanker the size of a city block squeezes through the massive gates.
Below watch video of the first vessel to use the new lock gate at Lower Monumental Lock andDam.
MTA worker locks up a gate at Union Square station in advance of Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Repairs to lock's gates advancing , Corps says.
Nothing particularly unusual was going on in the acres of farmland that lay behind a locked gate in Jalapa, Nicaragua.
A temporary gate holds back water Wednesday at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam, allowing workers to repair hinges on lock gates .
A gate has been installed and will be locked on Aug 1 in order to allow US Bureau of Reclamation employees to begin the six-week process of decommissioning the Glines Canyon Dam.
When they arrived, firefighters were delayed for a few minutes due to a locked gate in the driveway.
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In science:

Figure 4. Photograph of the experimental apparatus used to demonstrate the first quantum controlled-NOT logic gate for single-photon qubits. The experimental components included a mode-locked Ti-Sa. laser, single-mode fiber components, parametric down-conversion photon sources, and low-noise single-photon detectors.
Quantum Computing using Linear Optics
At the same time, the compressor and refrigerator rooms are expected to be classi fied as “Controlled Area” with minimal occupancy (a dose rate from 0.25 up to 5 mrem/hr) and “ Radiation Area” with rigid barriers with locked gates (a rate from 5 up 100 mrem/hr), respectively .
Radiation shielding calculations for MuCool Test Area at Fermilab
Access pit – Radiation Area with rigid barriers with locked gates (5 - 100 mrem/hr).
Radiation shielding calculations for MuCool Test Area at Fermilab
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