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dam1 British & World English

A barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply

dam2 British & World English

The female parent of an animal, especially a domestic mammal

dam3 British & World English

Decametre(s)

dam English Thesaurus

the dam burst after torrential rain

decametre British & World English

A metric unit of length, equal to 10 metres

dam in decametre British & World English

A metric unit of length, equal to 10 metres

air dam British & World English

A streamlining device below the front bumper of a vehicle; a front spoiler

mill dam British & World English

A dam built across a stream to raise the level of the water so that it will turn the wheel of a watermill

wing dam British & World English

A dam or barrier built into a stream to deflect the current

Kariba Dam British & World English

A concrete arch dam on the Zambezi River, 385 km (240 miles) downstream from the Victoria Falls. It was built in 1955-9, creating Lake Kariba and providing a bridge over the Zambezi between Zambia and Zimbabwe

Kariba Dam New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

dam on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe

Bonneville Dam British & World English

Hydroelectric dam built in the 1930s on the Columbia River, east of Portland in Oregon

Grand Coulee Dam British & World English

A dam on the Columbia River in east central Washington, completed in 1942

water under the bridge British & World English

Used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important

cofferdam British & World English

A watertight enclosure pumped dry to permit construction work below the waterline, as when building bridges or repairing a ship

dental dam in dam1 British & World English

A rubber sheet used to keep saliva from the teeth during dental operations, or as a prophylactic device during cunnilingus and anilingus

water under the bridge in water British & World English

Used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important