spill way

spillway

[spil-wey]
noun
a passageway through which surplus water escapes from a reservoir, lake, or the like.

Origin:
1885–90; spill1 + way1

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spillway (ˈspɪlˌweɪ)
 
n
wasteweir, Also called: spill a channel that carries away surplus water, as from a dam

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