- a dyke with a sluicegate that allows flood water to drain but keeps the sea water out
- a sluicegate in a dyke
Word Origin for aboideau
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Historical Examples of aboideau
The work was completed in August, 1774, by the construction of an aboideau.
This dyke and aboideau served the purpose of shutting out the tide from about 600 acres of marsh land.
They were at that time employed by Simonds & White in building an aboideau and dykeing the marsh.