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tailwater

[ teyl-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈteɪlˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
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noun

the water in a tailrace.

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Origin of tailwater

First recorded in 1750–60; tail1 + water
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