well drain

1 of 2


: a well or pit for draining wet land
: a drain discharging into a well


2 of 2

transitive verb

: to drain (land) by well drains from which the water is pumped out

Word History


Transitive verb

well drain

First Known Use


circa 1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Transitive Verb

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well drain was circa 1819

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well drain


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“Well drain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well%20drain. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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