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.
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- 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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