storm drain


: a drain that carries water (such as rainwater) away from a street, parking lot, etc.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The animals appear in the city often enough to bolster a century-old rumor about alligators roaming in the sewer system, likely first inspired by the 1935 discovery of one, roughly eight feet long, in an East Harlem storm drain. Hurubie Meko, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2023 This can be a storm drain, retention pond, or simply a safe spot away from your home. Kamron Sanders, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Feb. 2023 After firefighters pulled the man out of the storm drain, he was taken to Alvarado Hospital for treatment of injures that were not considered life threatening. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Storm drain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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