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 pr&emacron;nsa, feminine singular of preh&emacron;nsus, pr&emacron;nsus, past participle of prehendere, prendere, to grasp; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.