What is another word for spillway?

Pronunciation: [spˈɪlwe͡ɪ] (IPA)

A spillway is a structure built to discharge excess water from a dam, reservoir or a river. It is also known by various synonyms depending on the region and use. Such alternatives include overflow channel, spill channel, weir, discharge channel, outflow channel and escape channel. In some cases, the word spillway may also be used interchangeably with emergency spillway or auxiliary spillway, referring to spillways built to prevent dam breaching in case of catastrophic events. In essence, the use of the word spillway may differ depending on the context and the particular function of the structure in question.

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    • Proper noun, singular

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Usage examples for Spillway

I wish you would take a look at the boulevard spillway.
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They are, briefly, the construction of the Gatun dam and its spillway.
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Some of the water from the spillway flows into that now, but its channel won't hold a hundredth part of the flood if the dam goes out.
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