sump pump

noun

Definition of sump pump

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

Examples of sump pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Putting a sump pump with hoses discharging the water far from the home could be helpful if power is still on. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 13 Aug. 2021 Putting a sump pump with hoses discharging the water far from the home could be helpful if power is still on. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 13 Aug. 2021 Additional coverage for items like a pool, sump pump, and leaky roof is available for a small fee. Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Mar. 2021 Widowhood isn’t just a cause for mourning but a kind of sump pump for the psyche, voiding everything. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 During normal operation, the electric sump pump will push water from the pit. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 17 Mar. 2021 The work at Smith's residence occurred in 2012, cost more than $7,000 and included a sump pump monitor, smoke alarm relay monitor and wireless router upgrade. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2021 Putting a sump pump with hoses discharging the water far from the home could be helpful if power is still on. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2021 Optional add-ons include protection for your pool, sump pump, septic system, and several other items not covered by the Total Plan. Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sump pump

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Sump pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sump%20pump. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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sump pump

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sump pump

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

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