/ (ˈæbəˌdəʊ) /
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
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The work was completed in August, 1774, by the construction of an aboideau.Glimpses of the Past|W. O. Raymond