fish ladder

fish lad·der
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish lad-er]
    • /fɪʃ ˈlæd ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish lad-er]
    • /fɪʃ ˈlæd ər/

Definitions of fish ladder words

  • noun fish ladder a series of ascending pools constructed to enable salmon or other fish to swim upstream around or over a dam. 1
  • noun fish ladder channel allowing fish past barriers 1
  • noun fish ladder a row of ascending pools or weirs connected by short falls to allow fish to pass barrages or dams 0
  • noun fish ladder an ascending series of pools so arranged as to permit fish to leap or swim upward from level to level and thus pass over dams and waterfalls 0
  • noun fish ladder A structure built on or around dams or locks to faciliate the migration of fish. 0

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Origin of fish ladder

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65

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fish ladder popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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