What does the word dam mean?

Usage examples for dam

  1. All the time they were talking Annie was watching Alec's boat, which had dropped down the river, and was floating in the sunshine above the dam. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  2. " You know," he said, " she's a dam rotten manager." – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. All winter I looked forward to the day when the great gates of the dam would be raised and the pond disappear in a few hours. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee