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watergate 1

Pronunciation: /ˈwôtərˌɡāt/ /ˈwä-/

noun

1A gate of a town or castle opening on to a lake, river, or sea.
Example sentences
  • The little street leads to a watergate, a beach and limestone sea-cliffs.
  • The flotilla must have been an impressive sight as it sailed up the Thames to the watergate at Westminster palace.
1.1 archaic A sluice; a floodgate.

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Syllabification: wa·ter·gate

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Watergate 2

Pronunciation: /ˈwôdərɡāt/
/ˈwädərˌɡāt/
A political scandal in which an attempt in 1972 to bug the national headquarters of the Democratic Party (in the Watergate building in Washington, DC) led to the resignation of President Nixon (1974).

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Syllabification: Wa·ter·gate

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