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

Usage examples (2)
  • A dam 2,400 feet long and 80 feet in height, with tunnels, wasteweir, and accessory works would be required at Mountain View.
  • The situation is such that an ample wasteweir may be built at a low-side dam on the solid rock of Hook Mountain remote from the dam, and outlets may be had by tunneling... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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