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A dam constructed across a stream to raise the water level so that the overflow will have sufficient power to turn a mill wheel.


(Civil Engineering) a dam built in a stream to raise the water level sufficiently for it to turn a millwheel



a dam built in a stream to furnish a head of water for turning a mill wheel.
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Noun1.milldam - dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water millmilldam - dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill
dam, dike, dyke - a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
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Cannon and musketry, mingling together, thundered on the right and in the center, while the capotes of Lannes' sharpshooters were already seen crossing the milldam and forming up within twice the range of a musket shot.
The boundaries were from South Shields Pier to Milldam.
Charles Leddy-Owen, School of Social, Historical & Literary Studies, University of Portsmouth, LB, Milldam Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AS, UK.
Perhaps I was the only character in town who tended to express himself openly and negatively Fuckem all, I thought as I ran down the Milldam, blood pressure roaring, for such encounters always had that effect on me.
The improvements are generally located in the Milldam Creek, Blackwater Creek, Oakum Creek, Beggars Bridge Creek, and Nawney Creek Watersheds.
The cause was said to be the Clay Street Milldam and the angry citizens, taking the law into their own hands, destroyed it.
The best examples of early legislative recognition of the basic concepts on which regulatory takings are based are the Milldam acts.
Dr Alex Tickell, School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies, University of Portsmouth Milldam Building, Burnaby Rd.
Paul Boland, 28, was found murdered outside the Doublet in Milldam Road in December.
With the front hanging out over the Rutledge milldam and the rear taking on water, Lincoln began straining every muscle to pry the boat over the dam.
WEST BOYLSTON - Forward Motion Marketing Consulting has formed a strategic partnership with Milldam Public Affairs LLC of Concord, the two companies announced.
Martini, Comment, Wisconsin's Milldam Act: Drawing New Lessons from an Old Law, 1998 WlS.