flood control


noun Civil Engineering.

the act or technique of controlling river flow with dams, dikes, artificial channels, etc., so as to minimize the occurrence of floods.

Nearby words

  1. flog,
  2. flokati,
  3. flong,
  4. flood,
  5. flood basalt,
  6. flood insurance,
  7. flood lamp,
  8. flood plain,
  9. flood tide,
  10. flood wall

Origin of flood control

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for flood control

flood control

noun

the technique or practice of preventing or controlling floods with dams, artificial channels, etc
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