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flashboard

[flash-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈflæʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun, Civil Engineering
1.
a board, or one of a series of boards, as on a milldam, used to increase the depth of the impounded water.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; flash + board
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flashboard

/ˈflæʃˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a board or boarding that is placed along the top of a dam to increase its height and capacity Also called stop log, stop plank
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