noun \ˈwer, ˈwir\

: 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

Full Definition of WEIR

:  a fence or enclosure set in a waterway for taking fish
:  a dam in a stream or river to raise the water level or divert its flow

Origin 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

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl


biographical name \ˈwir\

Definition of WEIR

Robert Walter 1803–1889 Am. painter


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