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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow; A fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish.

Usage examples (33)
  • Is it possible for them to get through the weir from the bayou to the lake?
  • What is the purpose of the concrete structure south of N Street called a weir?
  • This is what engineers call a weir, a handy contrivance for measuring the flow of small streams.
  • This measurement is obtained in several ways, among which probably the use of a weir is the simplest and most accurate, for small streams. for more
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