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Definitions of weir

  1. a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Alt. of Wear Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A dam in a stream to raise the water, form a pond, etc.; a fene of brush, etc., set in a stream for catching fish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A dam; a wattled enclosure in a stream to catch fish. wear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A dam in a river to stop and raise the water for conducting it to a mill, for taking fish, &c.; a fence of stakes or twigs, set in a stream for taking fish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A dam across a river to raise the water in order to conduct it to a water-wheel, or to irrigate land, &c.; a fence in a stream for catching and keeping fish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Another spelling of wear-see wear 4. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. See WEAR thelawdictionary.org
  10. A fence or an inclosure of twigs, set in a stream to catch fish. Pub. St. Mass,p. 1297; Treat v. Chipman, 35 Me. 38. thelawdictionary.org
  11. WEAR, w[=e]r, n. a dam across a river: a fence of stakes set in a stream for catching fish. [A.S. wer, an enclosure, allied to werian, to protect; cf. Ger. wehr, a dam, wehren, to ward.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Dam across river to raise level of water above it; enclosure of stakes &c. set in stream as trap for fish. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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