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A dam that is built of concrete. concrete mixer



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DAM

A barrier to check or confine anything in motion; particularly a bank of earth, masonry, etc., across a watercourse to keep back moving water

SUPERHETERODYNE RECEIVER

A receiver in which the incoming radio frequency signals are normally amplified before being fed into a mixer (first detector) for conversion into a fixed, lower carrier (the inter- mediate frequency). The intermediate frequency signals undergo very high amplification in the intermediate frequency amplifier stages and are then fed into a detector (second detector) for demodulation. The resulting audio or video signals are then usually further amplified before use.

WEIR

A dam that lets excess water overflow across the top.

AGITATING SPEED

The rate of rotation of the drum or blades of a mixer or other device used for agitation of mixtures.

ARCH DAM

A dam having a curved face on the downstream side, the curve being roughly a portion of a cylinder whose axis is vertical.

BARRAGE

An artificial dam which increases the depth of water of a river or watercourse, or diverts it into a channel for navigation or irrigation.

CONCRETE BUGGY

A cart which carries up to 6 cubic feet (0.17 cubic meter) of concrete from the mixer or hopper to the forms. Also known as buggy; concrete cart.

CONTINUOUS MIXER

A mixer in which materials are introduced, mixed, and discharged in a continuous flow.

CREST GATE

A gate in the spillway of a dam which functions to maintain or change the water level.

MIXER

The part of a pre-mix burner (also gas-air mixer) which uses the kinetic energy of the high velocity fuel gas stream to draw in part or all of the air required by the burner for combustion.

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