stilling basin

noun
variants: or stilling box or stilling pool or stilling well

Definition of stilling basin

: a depression in a channel or reservoir deep enough to reduce the velocity or turbulence of the flow

called also still box

— compare orifice box

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History and Etymology for stilling basin

stilling from gerund of still entry 2

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“Stilling basin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stilling%20basin. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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