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See definition of spillway on Dictionary.com
  • as influme
  • as inoverflowing
  • as inwatercourse

synonyms for spillway

  • channel
  • conduit
  • run
  • sluice
  • inundation
  • deluge
  • copiousness
  • cornucopia
  • exuberance
  • freshet
  • profusion
  • redundance
  • redundancy
  • spate
  • superabundance
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How to use spillway in a sentence

Fluctuations in the lake due to floods are controlled by an immense spillway dam built of concrete.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
The spillway is so arranged that as the level of the water in the lake rises the discharging capacity increases.
THE PANAMA CANALFREDERIC JENNINGS HASKIN
The spillway, too, if enlarged by explosives, would make a nasty hole to build up.
BOY SCOUTS IN THE CANAL ZONEG. HARVEY RALPHSON
The spillway is a concrete-lined opening cut through a hill of rock near the center of the dam.
BOY SCOUTS IN THE CANAL ZONEG. HARVEY RALPHSON
Behind was the bubbling, leaping flow of the spillway itself, and Gatun Dam.
RAIDERS INVISIBLEDESMOND WINTER HALL
The noise of its equalizers will be covered by the water coming through the spillway.
RAIDERS INVISIBLEDESMOND WINTER HALL
He washed his fish in the dam's tiny spillway and, filling the wooden dish with salt, he rolled the split whitefish in dry salt.
THE SPELL OF THE WHITE STURGEONJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
The upper end of the tank, full width, was a broad spillway, sheened with an inch of smooth-slipping water.
THE LITTLE LADY OF THE BIG HOUSEJACK LONDON
She could hear him talking over the telephone to Hanley about the spillway of the Buckeye dam.
THE LITTLE LADY OF THE BIG HOUSEJACK LONDON
He hasn't done it; he has contented himself with marking out that dead-line you can see over there just above our spillway.
THE KING OF ARCADIAFRANCIS LYNDE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPILLWAY

  • channel
  • conduit
  • run
  • sluice
  • spillway
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.