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Definition of mill dam in English:


A dam built across a stream to raise the level of the water so that it will turn the wheel of a watermill.
Example sentences
  • The drama in Luddenden, Calderdale, followed a night of torrential rain which had left a mill dam dangerously overflowing when debris partially blocked a culvert.
  • I feel sorry for the village children with no family car to take them swimming and I am glad we no longer have a mill dam.
  • Local woodland and mill dams would be preserved by a management company financed by an annual charge on the eventual householders.
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