- a drainage pit lined with loose stonework for the leaching of liquid wastes.
- absorbing well.
Origin of dry well
First recorded in 1760–70
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This dry-well connection is by means of five-inch vitrified pipe laid in the same manner as sewer pipe.Convenient Houses
Louis Henry Gibson