aboideau

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aboideau or aboiteau (ˈæbəˌdəʊ, ˈæbəˌtəʊ)
 
n , pl -deaus, -deaux, -teaus, -teaux
1.  a dyke with a sluicegate that allows flood water to drain but keeps the sea water out
2.  a sluicegate in a dyke
 
[Canadian French]
 
aboiteau or aboiteau (ˈæbəˌdəʊ, ˈæbəˌtəʊ, -ˌdəʊz, -ˌtəʊz)
 
n
 
[Canadian French]

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