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Definition of levee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    levee

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈlevi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevi//
     
    (North American English) Rivers and lakes
     
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  1. 1a low wall built at the side of a river to prevent it from flooding See related entries: Rivers and lakes
  2. 2a place on a river where boats can let passengers on or off See related entries: Rivers and lakes
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent. (originally US): from French levée, feminine past participle of lever ‘to lift’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: levee