Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Weir

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12774

\war\ n [ME were, fr. OE wer; akin to ON ver fishing place, OHGr werien, werren to defend] (before 12c) A simple device for controlling flow in open channels, consisting of a plate serving as a dam and having at its top center a V-notch or adjustable, rectangular, vertically sliding gate. Weirs can also be calibrated for flow measurement.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA