Middle English werefrom Old English werwer-4 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English wer, akin to Old Norse ver (“station for fishing").
Weir Sentence Examples
The weir across the Jumna was the first attempted in Upper India upon a foundation of fine sand; it is about 800 yds.
A peculiar and cheaper form of drum weir has been constructed across ten bays each 75 ft.
- Bear-trap Weir, U.S.A.
By these arrangements the large draw-door weir across the Thames at Richmond, with three spans of 66 ft.
The Wrecker, an adventurous tale of American life, which mainly belonged to an earlier time, was written in collaboration with Mr Lloyd Osbourne and finally published in 1892; and towards the close of that very eventful and busy year he began The Justice Clerk, afterwards Weir of Hermiston.