a small dam in a river or stream.
a fence, as of brush or narrow boards, or a net set in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish.
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How to use weir in a sentence
The conversation was entirely in Russian—weir is impressively fluent.
Out athletes—again, like weir—were expected to make grand demonstrations in protest of Putin and his legislation.
“I was thrown in the center of this not really wanting any part of it,” weir says.
Vlad was early to meet Gonick, who was busy filming weir, one day.
Celebrities like weir were called on to urge a boycott of the Games.
This letter contains the first announcement of the scheme of weir of Hermiston.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Towards the end of October he gave it up for the time being and turned to a more arduous task, the tragic weir of Hermiston.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Capt. Cinnamond is still in bed with lumbago, whilst Major weir is staying behind too.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
Had the boat been carried over the weir you would have been drowned.Littlebourne Lock | F. Bayford Harrison
Near to his cottage on the river-bank was a dam or weir, over which the water trickled here and there a few inches deep.Our Cats and All About Them | Harrison Weir
British Dictionary definitions for weir (1 of 2)
a low dam that is built across a river to raise the water level, divert the water, or control its flow
a series of traps or enclosures placed in a stream to catch fish
British Dictionary definitions for Weir (2 of 2)
Judith. born 1954, Scottish composer: her operas include A Night at the Chinese Opera (1987), and Armida (2005)
Peter. born 1944, Australian film director; his films include Dead Poets Society (1989), The Truman Show (1998), and Master and Commander (2003)
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