presa[prā′sə; It pre′sä]
Music a sign (:S:, +, or ) showing where each successive voice enters in a canon
Origin of presaItalian literally , a taking up, seizure ; from past participle of prendere, to take ; from Classical Latin prehendere: see prehensile
A small, often temporary dam or dike used to divert water into an acequia.
Origin of presaSpanish, a capturing of something, presa, from Latin prēnsa, feminine singular of prehēnsus, prēnsus, past participle of prehendere, prendere, to grasp; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.