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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.
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(Civil Engineering) a dam built in a stream to raise the water level sufficiently for it to turn a millwheel
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a dam built in a stream to furnish a head of water for turning a mill wheel.
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