afterbay

noun
af·​ter·​bay | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌbā \
plural -s

Definition of afterbay

: tailrace also : a reservoir into which it empties

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First Known Use of afterbay

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterbay

after- + bay entry 3

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“Afterbay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterbay. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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