Music a sign (:S:, +, or ?) showing where each successive voice enters in a canon
Origin of presaIt, 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.