Definition of waygate in English:

waygate

noun

  • A path or passage providing exit or escape; specifically (a) an opening or channel for the drainage of surplus water; (b) an outlet for the sale of goods or produce. Now rare.

noun

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • 1Room or space in which to move; (in early use) especially room to pass through or forward; passage.

  • 2Speed in walking, working, etc.; progress, headway.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From way + gate<br>mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Hutton. From way + gate.

Pronunciation

waygate

/ˈweɪɡeɪt/