Levee in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Levee

an embankment built to stop a waterway from flooding

Examples of Levee in a sentence

Rushing water broke the levee, flowing over the embankment and flooding the land that the wall was supposed to protect. 🔊

A levee was created out of dirt and sandbags to keep creeping water from the Mississippi from flooding the fields. 🔊

The tall levee wall served as a protector and kept the strong waves from eroding away much of the coastland. 🔊

Inspecting the levee, government officials checked to see if the embankment was strong enough to hold the swelling river. 🔊

A levee breach meant that over 10,000 homes were at risk of being flooded by the Missouri River. 🔊

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