Term: Cut-away-dam (logging)
A temporary dam, built on a tributary to a. larger stream to hold back the water. It was usually built of slash and removed after the drive had passed. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to logging at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956)]