Find the word definition

Crossword clues for wasteweir

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Wasteweir \Waste"weir`\, n. An overfall, or weir, for the escape, or overflow, of superfluous water from a canal, reservoir, pond, or the like.


n. A weir that allows the escape of excess water from a canal or reservoir


n. a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction [syn: spillway, spill]

Usage examples of "wasteweir".

The situation is such that an ample wasteweir may be built at a low-side dam on the solid rock of Hook Mountain remote from the dam, and outlets may be had by tunneling the same ridge.