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spillway

División en sílabas: spill·way
Pronunciación: /ˈspilˌwā
 
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Definición de spillway en inglés:

sustantivo

1A passage for surplus water from a dam.
Example sentences
  • 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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