Associations to the word «Dam»


DAM, symbol. (metrology) Symbol for the decameter (decametre), an SI unit of length equal to 101 meters (metres).
DAM, noun. A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow.
DAM, noun. (dentistry) A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
DAM, noun. (South Africa) (Australia) A reservoir.
DAM, noun. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
DAM, noun. (India) An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.
DAM, verb. To block the flow of water.
DAM, noun. Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals (correlative to sire).
DAM, noun. A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.
DAM PLATE, noun. An iron plate in front of the dam of a blast furnace, to strengthen it.
DAM PLATES, noun. Plural of dam plate

Dictionary definition

DAM, noun. A barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea.
DAM, noun. A metric unit of length equal to ten meters.
DAM, noun. Female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock.
DAM, verb. Obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River".

Wise words

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