Synonyms

1. penstock

noun. conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate.

Synonyms

  • sluice valve
  • head gate
  • sluice
  • floodgate
  • conduit
  • water gate
  • sluiceway

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2. penstock

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

Synonyms

  • sluicegate
  • head gate
  • sluice
  • regulator
  • floodgate
  • water gate
  • sluiceway

Example sentences of the word penstock


1. Noun, singular or mass
A penstock is the pipe, or sluice gate, from the bottom of the reservoir, passing through the dam, to a water turbine.

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