rafter dam

noun

Definition of rafter dam

: a dam formed by long horizontal timbers set at an angle to the banks and meeting in the center of the stream like the rafters of a roof principal

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“Rafter dam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rafter%20dam. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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