- Civil Engineering.
- a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity.
- a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.
- Anatomy. a canal or passage through which liquids pass.
Origin of aqueduct
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Examples from the Web for aqueduct
Take a winter afternoon at Aqueduct Park in Queens several months ago, just a mile from JFK airport.It’s Kentucky Derby Day, but What About the Rest of Horse Racing?
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I have a can't-miss tip in the seventh at Aqueduct plus a bridge to sell you.March Madness Race Wars and Jimmer Fredette
March 22, 2011
Segovia is best known for its trilogy of monuments: the Aqueduct, the Cathedral, and the Fortress.Gal With a Suitcase
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They knew what she would find at the Aqueduct track—find the world.Garrison's Finish
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The aqueduct, which had been long destroyed, he renewed, and brought in water through it.Theodoric the Goth
It is from the aqueduct of yon Moorish mill nearly at the foot of the hill.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8
Charles H. Sylvester
Massive remains of the Claudian aqueduct are to be seen here and there.Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo
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He was looking at the names of the other towns that lay on the course of the aqueduct.The Blue Germ
- a conduit used to convey water over a long distance, either by a tunnel or more usually by a bridge
- a structure, usually a bridge, that carries such a conduit or a canal across a valley or river
- a channel in an organ or part of the body, esp one that conveys a natural body fluid
C16: from Latin aquaeductus, from aqua water + dūcere to convey
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Word Origin and History for aqueduct
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A channel or passage in a body part or an organ.
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