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wing dam

a jetty for diverting the current of a stream.
Also called spur, spur dike.
Origin of wing dam
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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