a series of ascending pools constructed to enable salmon or other fish to swim upstream around or over a dam.
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- fish hatchery,
- fish hawk,
- fish in troubled waters,
- fish joint,
- fish knife,
- fish louse,
- fish meal,
- fish or cut bait,
- fish out,
- fish out of water
Origin of fish ladder
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for fish ladder
There's more good water—two miles of it—to the east, and all it needed was a fish-ladder around Scaur Falls.The Flaming Jewel|Robert W. Chambers
a row of ascending pools or weirs connected by short falls to allow fish to pass barrages or dams
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