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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (mechanics)
a. sluice
Las compuertas de la presa se cerrarán cuando haya desalojado suficiente agua.The sluices of the dam will close when enough water has been flushed out.
b. floodgate
Cuando el río está casi seco se ordena abrir las compuertas de la presa para aumentar su cauce.When the river is almost dry the floodgates of the dam are opened to raise the water level.
c. sluice gate
Para drenar todo el agua de la presa las compuertas tendrían que estar abiertas varios días.To drain all the water in the dam, the sluice gates would need to be open for several days.
2. (damper)
a. hatch
El cierre hermético de las compuertas evitó que se inundaran los otros compartimentos del barco.The hermetic seal of the hatches prevented the flooding of the ship's other compartments.
b. gate
La compuerta de la máquina de la fábrica se cerró de golpe y le cortó un dedo al trabajador.The factory machine gate closed suddenly and cut the worker's finger off.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. sluice, floodgate
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1 (en canal) sluice; floodgate; (en puerta) hatch
2 (Informática) gate
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