variants or annicut
plural -s
: a dam made in a stream for maintaining and regulating irrigation

Word History


Tamil aṇaikkaṭṭu, from aṇai dam + kaṭṭu building, structure

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anicut was in 1784

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“Anicut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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