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trough

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1 a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas)
  • all of the wiring for the converted residential loft is concealed in a vertical trough

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2 a long narrow channel dug in the earth
  • I slid and fell into the trough by the side of the road, scraping my leg

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3 a pipe or channel for carrying off water from a roof
  • the troughs on the eaves of the house were clogged with leaves

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The first known use of trough was before the 12th century

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“Trough.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trough. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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