Wicket gate

Wicket gate

A wicket gate is a small gate or door, particularly one built into a larger one.

The cricket term wicket comes from this term.

Wicket gates are also a key component in hydroelectric turbines that control the flow of water from the input pipes (Penstock and then the Squirrel Cage) to the turbine propellers (Runners).

They are also known as Paddles when they are used to regulate flow into and out of lock chambers on canals.

External links

* [http://users.owt.com/chubbard/gcdam/html/hydro.html Penstock cross-sections for the Grand Coulee Dam]
* [http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/hydro_basics.html U.S. Department of Energy Hydropower Basics]

Wicket Gate is a term used in John Bunyan's " Pilgrim's Progress." It appears in the first stage of the book.


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  • Wicket gate — Wicket Wick et, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wicket gate — wicket ,gate noun count a small gate, especially one that is next to or part of a larger gate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wicket gate — wicket .gate n old use a small door or gate that is part of a larger one …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wicket gate — noun small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door) • Syn: ↑wicket, ↑wicket door • Hypernyms: ↑gate * * * noun see wicket door * * * wicket door or wicket gate …   Useful english dictionary

  • wicket gate — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wicket gate : singular wicket gate plural wicket gates a small gate, especially one that is next to or part of a larger gate …   English dictionary

  • wicket gate — noun A small gate or door, especially one built into a large one …   Wiktionary

  • wicket gate — noun (C) old use a small door or gate that is part of a larger one …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wicket-gate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wicket — Wick et, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger door or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wicket door — Wicket Wick et, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek, inlet, bay, vik a corner.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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