Definition of floodgates


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • floodgates is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 15 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • floodgates is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 17 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of floodgates

  • regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. head gate
    2. penstock
    3. sluice valve
    4. sluicegate
    5. water gate

  • something that restrains a flood or outpouring (noun)

    Examples

    1. suspension of surveillance opened the floodgates to illegal immigrants

See definition of floodgates in Merriam Webster