house drain

noun

: the horizontal drain in a basement that receives the waste discharge from stacks and extends a few feet outside the foundation

called also building drain, collection line

Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house drain was in 1774

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“House drain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20drain. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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