Part of speech: noun

A dam; a wattled enclosure in a stream to catch fish. wear.

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Usage examples "weir":

  1. By S. Weir Mitchell, M. D. I Conquered. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. Over by the waste weir, with musical splash and laughter and faint little clouds of spray, a tumbling sheet of water was disappearing into the cool depths below; but here, in the broad, beaten roadway around the worn threshold, was impressive silence. - "Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life", Charles King.
  3. " If I put a bridge over the Wash, I could make a weir to catch salmon," said the startled farmer. - "In the Days of the Guild", Louise Lamprey.