plural -s
: a channel of small cross section dug in the bottom of a much larger channel or conduit to concentrate the flow at low-water stages
: a reinforcement of a canal bank constructed of piles and planking

Word History


French, from Italian cunetta, alteration (resulting from incorrect division, la- being taken as la, feminine definite article) of lacunetta, diminutive of lacuna pond, from Latin

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“Cunette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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