the outlet or place of discharge of a river, drain, sewer, etc.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use outfall in a sentence
From the outfall of the pandemic, it is hurting financially.
If you’re not an infrastructure nerd like me, you probably don’t pay much attention when driving by a pump station or walking past an outfall at the beach, unless it’s draining gross water over your head.Environment Report: The High Cost of Getting Rid of Water | MacKenzie Elmer | February 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Fletcher said we’re likely to see those numbers rise in the coming weeks as the true outfall from the holiday reveals itself.Morning Report: City Attorney Prosecuting Fewer Domestic Violence Cases | Voice of San Diego | January 7, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The next, your Honor, is an outfall betwixt a butcher and a baker.Punch and Judy | Willliam J. Judd
The Nene still has its outfall here, and flows through the town in a fine sweep locally called the Brink.Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely | Rev. Edward Conybeare.
Sanitary officer 24th Division called re beer used at Dranoutre taken from becque ¾ mile below Locre sewage outfall.On the Fringe of the Great Fight | George G. Nasmith
The stream which discharges there into the bay is like a lake for want of outfall.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
All of them had collected in the pouring rain and were watching the outfall in the ditches.The Revolution in Tanner's Lane | Mark Rutherford
British Dictionary definitions for outfall
the end of a river, sewer, drain, etc, from which it discharges
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for outfall
The place where a sewer, drain, or stream discharges.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.