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side pond

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Definition of side pond in English:

noun

A pond positioned beside a canal lock in such a way that water can flow into or out of it when the lock is operated.
Example sentences
  • The water from descending boats is stored in the side ponds for the use of ascending boats.
  • This side pond with sluice is an interesting feature to be found by the top of the top lock at Carreghofa.
  • Despite its huge side ponds, this flight of broad locks has a history of dire water shortages.

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