Definition of tailwater in English:

tailwater

Syllabification: tail·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈtālˌwôtər, -ˌwätər
 
/

noun

The water in a tailrace.
More example sentences
  • From 9pm, on January 2, to 9am, on January 4, the headwater at Boulters had risen ten inches, and the tailwater by 17 ins - this represented the peak at Boulters.
  • While a lower section of the river might be covered with ice, the tailwater remains fishable all year.
  • If the tailwater is fairly constant, you can set a fixed tailwater elevation for each pond.

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