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

Example Sentences

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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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Cite this Entry

“In-ground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition


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