sump pump

noun
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of sump pump

: a pump (as in a basement) to remove accumulations of liquid (such as water) from a sump pit

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First Known Use of sump pump

circa 1899


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  • : a pump that removes water from underneath a house or building


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