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  Dictionary Definition of weir

weir
noun
1. a dam in a river or stream to stop and raise the water, as for conducting it to a mill, for purposes of irrigation, etc.
2. Chiefly Brit. a fence, as of brush, narrow boards, or a net, set in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish: Warrigal used to make nets out of cooramin bark, and put little weirs across the shallow places, so as we could go in and drive the fish in. -- ROLF BOLDREWOOD, 1889.
[ME and OE wer, c. G Wehr ]
Weir
noun Peter Lindsay, born 1944, Australian film director; films include Gallipoli (1981) and Dead Poets Society (1989, US).