A small, often temporary dam or dike used to divert water into an acequia.
A sign (:S:, +, or ) showing where each successive voice enters in a canon.
Origin of presa
- Spanish a capturing of something, presa from Latin prēnsa feminine singular of prehēnsus, prēnsus past participle of prehendere, prendere to grasp ghend- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition