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rock-fill dam

[ rok-fil ]
/ ˈrɒkˌfɪl /

noun

a dam built mainly of rocks of various sizes fitted compactly together.

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Nearby words

rock-bound, rock-candy, rock-eel, rock-face, rock-faced, rock-fill dam, rock-garden, rock-hound, rock-ribbed, rock-salt, rock-shelter

Origin of rock-fill dam

First recorded in 1955–60
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