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aboideau

/ˈæbəˌdəʊ/
noun (in the Canadian Maritimes) (pl) -deaus, -deaux (-ˌdəʊz) -teaus, -teaux (-ˌtəʊz)
1.
a dyke with a sluicegate that allows flood water to drain but keeps the sea water out
2.
a sluicegate in a dyke
Word Origin
Canadian French
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