Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction.

Usage examples (40)
  • The spillway, which is here to the side, is 143.8 meters wide and 427.8 meters long.
  • The spillway is a concrete-lined opening cut through a hill of rock near the center of the dam.
  • Then we went out and bought Bond Park and made a deal with the county that the spillway could be a part of the park.
  • The spillway is a channel designed to handle an emergency volume of water on the creek, which is a tributary of the James River. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.