well drain


Definition of well drain

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


transitive verb

Definition of well-drain (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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First Known Use of well drain


circa 1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Transitive verb

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Well drain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well%20drain. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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