wing dam

a jetty for diverting the current of a stream.
Also called spur, spur dike.

1800–10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Drift cut bait in the edge where the river's faster current meets the eddy created by the wing dam.
Consequently, information about wing dam and tailwater sampling is excluded from annual means reported by the fish component.
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