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noun (in the Canadian Maritimes) (pl) -deaus, -deaux (-ˌdəʊz) -teaus, -teaux (-ˌtəʊz)
a dyke with a sluicegate that allows flood water to drain but keeps the sea water out
a sluicegate in a dyke
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Canadian French
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  • This dyke and aboideau served the purpose of shutting out the tide from about 600 acres of marsh land.

    Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond
  • The work was completed in August, 1774, by the construction of an aboideau.

    Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond
  • They were at that time employed by Simonds & White in building an aboideau and dykeing the marsh.

    Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond

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