Translation of levee in Spanish:

levee

Pronunciation: /ˈlevi/

n

  • 1 1.1 (embankment) [Agriculture/Agricultura] dique (masculine)
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    • Construction of levees and embankments prevents the floodplain from performing this function and transfers the problem further downstream to areas which were not subject to flooding.
    • Engineers determined that the levees bordering the Mississippi River as it passes through the city were sufficient to withstand any surge produced by an SPH.
    • Yet the marketplace remained relatively calm, appreciating that the authorities were apparently still operating on the dykes, dams and levees up the river.
    1.2 (landing stage) (American English/inglés norteamericano) atracadero (masculine)
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    • The men created a world of their own on the docks, levees, plantation landings, city quays, and steamboat decks of the Mississippi River economy.

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