noun aq·ue·duct \ˈa-kwə-ˌdəkt\

: a structure that looks like a bridge and that is used to carry water over a valley; also : a pipe or channel that is used to bring water to an area

Full Definition of AQUEDUCT

a :  a conduit for water; especially :  one for carrying a large quantity of flowing water
b :  a structure for conveying a canal over a river or hollow
:  a canal or passage in a part or organ

Examples of AQUEDUCT

  1. <marveled at the ancient Roman aqueducts that still carry water to distant villages>

Origin of AQUEDUCT

Latin aquaeductus, from aquae (genitive of aqua) + ductus act of leading — more at duct
First Known Use: 1538

Other Civil Engineering Terms

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AQUEDUCT Defined for Kids


noun aq·ue·duct \ˈa-kwə-ˌdəkt\

Definition of AQUEDUCT for Kids

:  an artificial channel used to carry water over a valley
Medical Dictionary


noun aq·ue·duct \ˈak-wə-ˌdəkt\

Medical Definition of AQUEDUCT

:  a canal or passage in a part or organ


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