The means by which sasses or flood-gates are allowed in fishings on navigable rivers.
He's the only one of you that sasses back, offers objections, overrules plans.
An' we wus punished putty bad iffen we complains, sasses or 'fuses ter wuck lak we should.
Impudence; impertinent back talk: if this reporter was going to give her any sass (1835+)
: He kept sassing his mama till she decked him
[fr sauce, ''rude and impudent language or action'']