catch basin


noun

a receptacle, located where a street gutter opens into a sewer, designed to retain matter that would not readily pass through the sewer.

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Origin of catch basin

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for catch basin

catch basin

noun

US and Canadian a pit in a drainage system in which matter that might otherwise block a sewer is collected so that it may periodically be removedAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): catch pit
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