spillway

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spillway(
spihl
-
wey
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (general)
a. el aliviadero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In February 2017, Oroville Dam's spillways were damaged, threatening to flood the surrounding area.En febrero de 2017, los aliviaderos del Dique de Oroville se dañaron, lo cual generó la amenaza de inundación de la zona circundante.
b. el desagüe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
They will build a secondary spillway to prevent future failures.Van a construir un desagüe secundario para prevenir fallas futuras.
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spillway [ˈspɪlweɪ]
noun
(US) derramadero (m); aliviadero (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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