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underdrainage

[uhn-der-drey-nij]
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noun
  1. drainage of agricultural lands and removal of excess water and of alkali by drains buried beneath the surface.

Origin of underdrainage

First recorded in 1800–10; under- + drainage
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Historical Examples

  • Underdrainage helps to prevent such ill-effect of continued rains in the early part of a plant's life-time.

    Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement

    Alva Agee

  • Almost without fail will he become an earnest advocate of underdrainage.

  • Underdrainage should be permanent in its character, and it is essential that every piece of tile be sound and well-burned.

  • I can remember when we had whole fields for skating ponds, but that was before the days of government drains and underdrainage.

    In Pastures Green

    Peter McArthur