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  • n. The outlet from a dam or reservoir.
  • n. A cut to divert the flow of water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The outlet from a dam or reservoir; also, a cut to divert the flow of water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A channel cut to convey the surplus water from a reservoir or an aqueduct, and prevent overflow. Also called by-lead.

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