beaver dam

noun

Definition of beaver dam

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

Word by Word Definitions

dam play
  1. : a barrier preventing the flow of water or of loose solid materials (such as soil or snow)

  2. : a barrier to check the flow of liquid, gas, or air

  3. : a body of water confined by a barrier

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

  2. : to stop up : block

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


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