beaver dam

Definition of beaver dam

  1. :  a dam built by beavers There's a beaver dam in the stream behind my house.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  either of two large semiaquatic herbivorous rodents comprising a family (Castoridae including Castor canadensis of North America and C. fiber of Eurasia), having webbed hind feet and a broad flat scaly tail, and constructing dams and partially submerged lodges

    :  the fur or pelt of the beaver

    :  a hat made of beaver fur or a fabric imitation

  1. :  a piece of armor protecting the lower part of the face

    :  a helmet visor

  1. :  to work energetically

  1. :  the female parent of an animal and especially of a domestic animal

  1. :  a body of water confined by a barrier

    :  a barrier preventing the flow of water or of loose solid materials (as soil or snow)

    :  a barrier built across a watercourse for impounding (see impound 2) water

  1. :  to provide or restrain with a barrier that prevents the flow of water :  to provide or restrain with a dam (see 2dam 2a)

    :  to stop up :  block

  1. : dekameter

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