Definition of wing dam in English:

wing dam

Syllabification: wing dam


  • A dam or barrier built into a stream to deflect the current.
    More example sentences
    • The most notorious obstructions are the wing dams.
    • Needless to say the rocky composition is habitat for food, and the wing dam provides a current break.
    • Catfish were not found behind rocks along the irregular and steeply sloping bank or wing dam face.

More definitions of wing dam

Definition of wing dam in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space