aboideau

aboiteau (ˈæbəˌtəʊ)

noun plural -deaus or -deaux (-ˌdəʊz) or -teaus or -teaux (-ˌtəʊz) (in the Canadian Maritimes)

a dyke with a sluicegate that allows flood water to drain but keeps the sea water out
a sluicegate in a dyke

Nearby words

  1. abo system,
  2. aboard,
  3. aboardage,
  4. abode,
  5. abohm,
  6. aboil,
  7. abolish,
  8. abolition,
  9. abolitionism,
  10. abolitionist

Word Origin for aboideau

Canadian French

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Examples from the Web for aboideau

  • The work was completed in August, 1774, by the construction of an aboideau.

    Glimpses of the Past|W. O. Raymond