Aboideau



noun (in the Canadian Maritimes) (pl) -deaus, -deaux (-ˌdəʊz) -teaus, -teaux (-ˌtəʊz)
a dyke with a sluicegate that allows flood water to drain but keeps the sea water out
a sluicegate in a dyke
Historical Examples

This dyke and aboideau served the purpose of shutting out the tide from about 600 acres of marsh land.
Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond

The work was completed in August, 1774, by the construction of an aboideau.
Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond

They were at that time employed by Simonds & White in building an aboideau and dykeing the marsh.
Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond

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