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dam in Civil topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdamdam1 /dæm/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 TECa special wall built across a river or stream to stop the water from flowing, especially in order to make a lake or produce electricity2 TA technical the mother of a four-legged animal, especially a horse
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damHe was absolutely convinced that building a dam in Yosemite Valley was the proper thing to do.A dam had saved the lake and its fish.A high dam would end their migration, irrevocably.the Hoover Dam in NevadaBig, long icicles hanging from the eaves are not necessarily a sign of ice dams.Work on the dam began in 1983 but was held up by economic and environmental objections.The dam was finished and in service by September of 1941, an unbelievable sight.The dams etc may also have been designed to attract industry and so benefit the country in the long term.