Weir meaning

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A fence or wattle placed in a stream to catch or retain fish.
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A dam placed across a river or canal to raise or divert the water, as for a millrace, or to regulate or measure the flow.
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A low dam built in a river to back up or divert water, as for a mill; milldam.
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A fence, as of brushwood or stakes, built in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish.
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An obstruction placed in a stream, diverting the water through a prepared aperture for measuring the rate of flow.
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An adjustable dam placed across a river to regulate the flow of water downstream.
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A fence placed across a river to catch fish.
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Origin of weir

  • Middle English were from Old English wer wer-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English wer, akin to Old Norse ver (“station for fishing").

    From Wiktionary