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weir

1. a low dam that is built across a river to raise the water level, divert the water, or control its flow
2. a series of traps or enclosures placed in a stream to catch fish

Weir

1. Judith. born 1954, Scottish composer, noted esp for her opera A Night at the Chinese Opera (1987)
2. Peter. born 1944, Australian film director; his films include Dead Poets Society (1989), The Truman Show (1998), and Master and Commander (2003)

weir

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(civil engineering)
A dam in a waterway over which water flows, serving to regulate water level or measure flow.
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The DNR uses a weir on the Boardman River each September and October to harvest surplus Chinook and coho salmon.
The results also showed the influence of downstream Froude number for trapezoidal side weir and upstream Froude number for rectangular side weir in prediction of the discharge coefficient for both of side weirs.
Ref Wiliie Collum red-carded the Ibrox assistant boss when Weir launched an over-the-top protest after Hoops defender Mikael Lustig's foul had left Gers winger Barrie McKay in a heap.
When Weir Group acquired Warman International in 1999, it came with a myriad of improvements and modifications that Weir said were designed to ensure Cavex hydrocyclones continued to provide excellent wear life and maximum productivity.
Their children and their spouses are Larry and Kim Weir of Goshen, Sandy and Mark Roach of Vancouver, Wash.
The Weir Group's Level 1 ADR programme trades on the US over-the-counter (OTC) marketplace under the symbol 'WEGRY'.
EDC said the partial award ordered Weir to pay BGI some $4.
The combination of the Trio product range with Weir Minerals' expertise, superior materials technology and service capability is expected to deliver customers a lower total cost of ownership.
Where H is the water depth upstream of the structure, w is the height of the weir.
Following the acquisition, Metra will operate within Seaboard, a segment in the Weir Oil and Gas division.
Glasgow-based Weir, which includes Weir Valves & Controls with operations at Elland, went back to Helsinki-listed engineering rm Metso on May 20 with an improved proposal on its earlier approach in March.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and Weir relates a poignant episode which toughened him up and "made me even more determined to prove that I wasn't going to be held back".