variants or less commonly inground
: built into the ground
an in-ground pool

Examples of in-ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right now the state transportation agency relies on a continuous data stream from more than 39,000 in-ground detectors, thousands of digital message signs and vehicle detection stations and at least 3,000 cameras along California’s highway system. Kristin J. Bender, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 There is also another terrace area with a vaulted roof, in-ground spa, and expansive views. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 29 May 2024 Outside are a brick patio and a saltwater in-ground concrete pool, all on a 0.92-acre property. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 28 May 2024 The device works in above- and in-ground pools up to about 30 feet long, charges in just two and a half hours, and runs for up to 90 minutes. Lauren Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 May 2024 The landscaped yard includes an in-ground sprinkling system. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024 Using Sprinklers To Water The Street Again, in-ground sprinklers are the culprit. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 15 May 2024 On the outside is a garden with walking paths and seating areas that the King family added in 1981 and an in-ground pool that was built in 1963. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 25 Apr. 2024 It is recommended to protect tender plants by covering them with a blanket, sheet or row cover to trap in heat for the night, while outdoor water pipes and in-ground sprinkler systems should be wrapped, drained or allowed to drip slowly to prevent from freezing and bursting. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in-ground was in 1969

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“In-ground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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in·​ground ˈin-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce inground (audio)
: built into the ground
an inground pool
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