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gravity dam

a dam resisting the pressure of impounded water through its own weight.
Origin of gravity dam
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The original design called for a gravity dam, but the design was changed and the dam built before the change was approved.
  • Similarly, a gravity dam with longitudinal joints must have a monolithic section in an upstream-downstream direction.
British Dictionary definitions for gravity dam

gravity dam

a dam whose weight alone is great enough to prevent it from tipping over
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