floodwall

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Etymology[edit]

flood +‎ wall

Noun[edit]

floodwall ‎(plural floodwalls)

  1. A man-made vertical barrier designed to temporarily contain the waters of a river or other waterway during a flood
    • 2007 May 29, John Schwartz, “Can Science Outwit Storms Like Katrina?”[1], New York Times:
      The New Orleans levees and floodwalls were built to withstand a hypothetical storm [] .

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