a jetty for diverting the current of a stream.
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What does “clement” mean?
Also called spur, spur dike .
Origin of wing dam
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Words nearby wing dam
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Example sentences from the Web for wing dam
The wing-dam is not often used, because the river-beds are in most places too narrow.
The flume, the ditch, and the wing-dam, are the chief tasks of the river-miner.