\bˈatɑːdˌə͡ʊ], \bˈatɑːdˌəʊ], \b_ˈa_t_ɑː_d_ˌəʊ]\
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In mil., a strong wall of masonry built across a ditch to sustain the pressure of the water, containing a sluice-gate, armed at the top with iron pikes, and rendered impassable by a tower with a conical top, raised in the middle.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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