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weir

noun

1 weir

A low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow.

Roget 350: conduit, channel, duct, watercourse, race; head race, tail race; abito, aboideau, aboiteau [Fr.], bito; acequia, acequiador, acequiamadre; ... show more

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Dutch: barrage, keerdam, schut, stuw, stuwdam, weer



2 weir

A fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish.

Dutch: stuw


Moby thesaurus: aboideau, air lock, arch dam, avenue, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, blowhole, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark ... show more.

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