from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fence or wattle placed in a stream to catch or retain fish.
- noun A dam placed across a river or canal to raise or divert the water, as for a millrace, or to regulate or measure the flow.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A dam erected across a river to stop and raise the water, as for the purpose of taking fish, of conveying a stream to a mill, of maintaining the water at the level required for navigating it, or for purposes of irrigation.
- noun A fence, as of twigs or stakes, set in a stream for catching fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A dam in a river to stop and raise the water, for the purpose of conducting it to a mill, forming a fish pond, or the like.
- noun A fence of stakes, brushwood, or the like, set in a stream, tideway, or inlet of the sea, for taking fish.
- noun A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water flows, -- used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
adjustable damplaced across a riverto regulatethe flowof water downstream.
- noun A
fenceplaced across a river to catch fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
- noun a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Is it possible for them to get through the weir from the bayou to the lake?
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.
The weir is a single timber, below the surface, fixed obliquely across the stream on a shelving bank of masonry, and the farther end meets the wall of rock inside the cave.
What is the purpose of the concrete structure south of N Street called a weir?
The report, prepared by the Environment and Heritage Department, says without freshwater solutions, the weir is the only "feasible option to secure the state's potable water supplies".
Mr Webber said that the weir, which is owned by State Water and once supplied Casino with its water, needed repairs which were estimated to cost about $300,000.
However, some Casino residents argue the removal of the weir is a threat to wildlife, especially to the platypuses living in the pool formed by the concrete barrier.
Bobcat Olympics: Killam placed a video camera overlooking a weir, that is, a chute-like apparatus positioned in a creek to funnel migrating salmon upstream to spawning habitat.
It's as if there were some kind of weir or breakwater under the water there, he thought; it could be sand, or a coral reef, but it looks almost as if it were artificial.