Definition of “levee” - English Dictionary

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“levee” in British English

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leveenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlev.i/ us /ˈlev.i/

a wall made of soil or other materials that is built next to a river to stop the river from overflowing (= coming out of a place because it is too full)

(Definition of “levee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“levee” in American English

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leveenoun [ C ]

/ˈlev·i/

a wall made of land or other materials that is built to stop a river from overflowing (= flowing over its edges):

Much of the city was under water after floods broke levees and forced the evacuation of 50,000 people.

(Definition of “levee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)