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  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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Related Words

barrier, dike, levee, gate, ditch, bank, grade, obstruction, barrage, hindrance, millpond, weir, milldam

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


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