trough

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trough

noun

Definition of TROUGH

1
a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas) <all of the wiring for the converted residential loft is concealed in a vertical trough>
2
a long narrow channel dug in the earth <I slid and fell into the trough by the side of the road, scraping my leg>
Synonyms dike, fosse (or foss), gutter, sheugh [chiefly Scottish], trench, trough
Related Words acequia [Southwest], culvert, drain, draw, gully (also gulley), ravine; drill, furrow; ha-ha, moat, stank [British dialect], sunk fence; kennel
3
a pipe or channel for carrying off water from a roof <the troughs on the eaves of the house were clogged with leaves>
Related Words drain, flume, sluice; conduit, duct; aqueduct

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