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spill·way

(spil'wā),
A groove or channel through which food may pass from the occlusal surfaces of teeth during the masticatory process.
Synonym(s): sluiceway

spillway

Etymology: AS, spillan, to destroy, weg, wagon track
a channel or passageway through which food normally escapes from the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during chewing.

spill·way

(spil'wā)
Groove or channel through which food may pass from occlusal surfaces of teeth during masticatory process.
Synonym(s): sluiceway.

spillway,

n a channel or passageway through which food escapes from the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during mastication. The occlusal, developmental, and supplemental grooves, as well as the incisal, occlusal, labial, buccal, and lingual embrasures, become spillways during function.
spillway, axial,
n a groove that first crosses a cusp ridge or marginal ridge and extends onto an axial (mesial or distal) surface of the tooth.
spillway, interdental,
n a sluiceway formed by the interproximal contours of adjoining teeth and investing tissues.
spillway, occlusal,
n a groove that crosses only a cusp ridge or marginal ridge of a tooth; numerous on marginal ridges, thus increasing masticatory function.
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AUBURN - The Board of Selectmen has scheduled a special meeting for 7 tonight in Town Hall to discuss the status of Eddy Pond and work being done on its sluiceway and dam, as well as recent vandalism there.
In addition, the engineering firm Tighe & Bond of Westfield has also told the town that the sluiceway of the Eddy Pond Dam needs attention.
Kazanovicz said yesterday that the work on the Auburn Pond Dam, which will include rebuilding the sluiceway behind the public library, will be more intricate than what is needed at the Leesville Pond Dam.
Built in 1913 on the Montreal River, the dam controls the water levels on Bay Lake, and is comprised of 11 sluiceways, 10 piers and two abutments.
Cabinet spokesperson Hossam El-Kawish said Mehleb assigned Ministers of Housing, Irrigation, Environment and Transitional Justice, to take charge of legislative amendments, enabling severe punishments against factories that drain to sluiceways and drains without treatment.