/ (liːt) /
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British a trench or ditch that conveys water to a mill wheel
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Word Origin for leat
Old English -gelǣt (as in wætergelǣt water channel), from let 1
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How to use leat in a sentence
But at the rate they are devouring their green stuff there will not be a leat, scarcely a stem left in another hour; and then?Birds in Town and Village|W. H. Hudson
We felt more than repaid for our impulsive interest, and as we disappeared from sight a last 'Bannact dea leat!'Penelope's Irish Experiences|Kate Douglas Wiggin
For nearly twelve hours a gang of men dug at the drift, and succeeded in freeing the leat and saving the town from a water famine.
Much of the snow that had been removed from the leat had drifted back, and part of the work had to be done over again.
The whole leat from the Head Weir to Roborough was found to be one mass of frozen snow.