from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In irrigation, one who works the sluices of reservoirs and side-channels, in the tipper part of a valley, which flood or drown meadows below, so as to afford an equable distribution of water for irrigation. Locally called drownder.
  • noun One who or that which drowns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, drowns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who is drowning.


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