Translation of weir in Spanish:

weir

Pronunciation: /wɪr; wɪə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (dam) presa (feminine)
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    • Reduced river flows, brought about by the construction of dams, weirs and water diversions, compound the problem.
    • Upstream of the weir the River Wharfe was glassy smooth with rising trout and cruising ducks, down river the water boiled amongst the smooth white rocks.
    • The Derwent at Sutton is also worth a visit, with plenty of roach showing in the deeper water upstream of the weir.
    1.2 (trap) encañizada (feminine)
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    • Fishermen use weirs, traps, gill nets, and dip nets for alewives, which they consider one of the easiest fish to catch.
    • Trouble began in the spring of 1816 when Judge Cooper built a weir, a fish trap, across the St. Jones River to catch migrating shad and herring.
    • Men are responsible for line and weir fishing, hunting, gardening, and the felling of trees.

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