brush weir
barricade

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • weir — /wear/, n. 1. a small dam in a river or stream. 2. a fence, as of brush or narrow boards, or a net set in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish. [bef. 900; ME were, OE wer, deriv. of root of werian to defend, dam up] * * * ▪ engineering… …   Universalium

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