dry well

noun

: a hole in the ground filled with gravel or rubble to receive drainage water and allow it to percolate away

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dry well was circa 1942

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“Dry well.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20well. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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