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.

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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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