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weir

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noun \ˈwer, ˈwir\

Simple Definition of weir

  • : a low wall or dam built across a stream or river to raise the level of the water or to change the direction of its flow

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of weir

  1. 1 :  a fence or enclosure set in a waterway for taking fish

  2. 2 :  a dam in a stream or river to raise the water level or divert its flow

Origin and Etymology of weir

Middle English were, from Old English wer; akin to Old Norse ver fishing place, Old High German werien, werren to defend


First Known Use: before 12th century

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Weir

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biographical name \ˈwir\

Definition of Weir

  1. Robert Walter 1803–1889 Am. painter




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