miner's inch


noun

a unit of measure of water flow, varying with locality but often a flow equaling 1.5 cu. ft. (0.04 m3) per minute.

Nearby words

  1. minelayer,
  2. mineola,
  3. miner,
  4. miner's anemia,
  5. miner's dial,
  6. miner's lettuce,
  7. miner's lung,
  8. miner's right,
  9. mineral,
  10. mineral charcoal

Origin of miner's inch

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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