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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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The work entailed raising the spillway walls and replacing the steep section with a straight slope to ensure flood waters are contained within the channel.
In normal conditions, water doesn't flow in a dam spillway.
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In this type of spillways, if the flow passage is completely free, when the flow passage functions as half-full, the spillway control would be aperture control, and while it operates fully submerged, it would be flow control in the water pipe.
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Taking notice of the seriousness of the situation, the local government negotiated with the people and assured that the authorities would blow up the boulders amid the spillway to enhance the out flow up to 30,000 to 40,000 cusecs.
Therefore, in this situation, one may conclude that continuous moderate erosion of the spillway in its depth and width is the safest possible condition for the safe disposal of water.
On Tuesday, Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Manzoor Wattoo said the floodwater would start flowing out of the spillway within five to six days and there was no danger to Tarbela Dam even if the flood water reached the reservoir
This reduces the volume of water running down the spillway, making it unsuitable for kayaking.
Federal, state and local agencies started planning the Folsom spillway project two years ago.
However, every dam should have an emergency spillway, and some sort of bottom drain to control water release and maintain the water level.