Synonyms and Antonyms of trough
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 Synonyms of trough channel, conduit, duct, leader, line, penstock, pipe, tubeWords Related to trough drain, drainpipe, funnel, hydrant, main, smokestack, spout, standpipe, stovepipe, tile, waste pipe, waterspout; pipage (or pipeage), pipeline, piping
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 Synonyms of trough dike, fosse (or foss), gutter, sheugh [chiefly Scottish], trench, ditchWords Related to trough acequia [Southwest], culvert, drain, draw, gully (also gulley), ravine; drill, furrow; ha-ha, moat, stank [British dialect], sunk fence; kennel
3 a pipe or channel for carrying off water from a roof the troughs on the eaves of the house were clogged with leaves Synonyms of trough drainpipe, eaves trough, rainspout, spout, gutter, waterspoutWords Related to trough drain, flume, sluice; conduit, duct; aqueduct
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