a|boi|teau

a|boi|teau
a|boi|teau «AB uh toh; French a bwa TOH», noun, plural -teaus «-tohz»; French -teaux «-TOH». Canadian.
1. a sluice gate in the dikes along the Bay of Fundy: »

The English apparently learned from the Acadians the special arts of building dikes and aboiteaux (Canadian Geographic Journal).

2. the dike itself. Also, aboideau.
[< Canadian French]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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