dry well


a drainage pit lined with loose stonework for the leaching of liquid wastes.

Origin of dry well

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for dry well

  • This dry-well connection is by means of five-inch vitrified pipe laid in the same manner as sewer pipe.

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