spillway


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spill·way

 (spĭl′wā′)
n.
A channel for an overflow of water, as from a reservoir.

spillway

(ˈspɪlˌweɪ)
n
(Civil Engineering) a channel that carries away surplus water, as from a dam. Also called: wasteweir or spill

spill•way

(ˈspɪlˌweɪ)

n.
a passageway through which surplus water escapes from a reservoir, lake, or the like.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spillway - a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstructionspillway - a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"
Translations

spillway

[ˈspɪlweɪ] N (US) → derramadero m, aliviadero m

spillway

nÜberlaufrinne f
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HUNZA, June 30 -- The administration in Hunza has asked for three more days as the deadline to widening the AttaAbad Lake spillway expired Tuesday.