n.1.The outlet from a dam or reservoir; also, a cut to divert the flow of water.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A Public Notice for the purposes of Section 121 of The Charities Act 2011 Canal & River Trust acting as Trustee of The Waterways Infrastructure Trust (charity registration number 1146792-2) (the Charity) gives notice that the Charity proposes to make the following disposal of an interest in land: The surrender of rights to maintain and use a section of the canal by-wash (shown as a red line on the plan to this notice) leading from the north bank of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal around Lock 24E and back into the same canal off Rotcher Lane, Huddersfield HD7 5AH.