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barrage

noun [C] (STRUCTURE)    /ˈbær.ɑːʒ/ US  /bəˈrɑːʒ/
a structure that is built across a river to provide water for farming, to produce electricity, or to allow boats to travel more easily: The proposed tidal barrage would generate enough electricity to supply 80,000 homes.Watercourses and waterfalls
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