Meaning of water gate
- a gate for halting or controlling the flow of water in a watercourse; floodgate.
- a gateway leading to the edge of a body of water, as at a landing.
Pronunciation: (wô'tur-gāt", wot'ur-), [key]
- a White House political scandal that came to light during the 1972 presidential campaign, growing out of a break-in at the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate apartment-office complex in Washington, D.C., and, after Congressional hearings, culminating in the resignation of President Nixon in 1974.
- any scandal involving abuses of power, corruption, or the like, and attempts to cover them up.
- watergate (Thesaurus)