Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A series of pools arranged like ascending steps at the side of a stream, enabling migrating fish to swim upstream around a dam or other obstruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A structure built on or around dams or locks to faciliate the migration of fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a dam with a series of steps which fish can leap in order to ascend falls in a river.
  • n. See under Fish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fishway.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam

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  • I saw one of these last month. All the fish were wearing tiny tool belts. Seems they were headed up to repair the fish roof.

    July 22, 2008

  • Series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam.

    July 17, 2008