well drain

1 of 2

noun

1
: a well or pit for draining wet land
2
: a drain discharging into a well

well-drain

2 of 2

transitive verb

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

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

well drain

First Known Use

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well%20drain. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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