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milldam

[mil-dam]
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noun
  1. a dam built in a stream to furnish a head of water for turning a mill wheel.
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Origin of milldam

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at mill1, dam1
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Examples from the Web for milldam

Historical Examples

  • In this is the Milldam Fall, a ledge about fourteen feet high, over which the waters make a uniform flow all across the ravine.

    America, Volume IV (of 6)

    Joel Cook

  • Night found the army encamped on the east bank of Pine creek, above the site of the old Brier milldam.

  • Say, Jack, isn't that the name of the man who took the old Grimes farm up at the milldam?

    The Banner Boy Scouts

    George A. Warren


British Dictionary definitions for milldam

milldam

noun
  1. a dam built in a stream to raise the water level sufficiently for it to turn a millwheel
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