Definition of spillway in English:


Syllabification: spill·way
Pronunciation: /ˈspilˌwā


  • 1A passage for surplus water from a dam.
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    • The jet device can measure the erosion potential of a soil in vegetated channels, road embankments, dams, spillways, and construction sites.
    • To this day, it continues to grind away - a giant spillway steadily funneling water, mud, and whitewater rafters toward the Grand Canyon, which lies 315 miles south of the park.
    • Laing Dam, on the Buffalo River near King William's Town, which feeds into Bridle Drift, peaked in the morning when the water was 2,09 metres above the spillway.
  • 1.1A natural drainage channel cut by water from melting glaciers or ice fields.

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