[ kuh-not ]

  1. an underground aqueduct in the Middle East or North Africa through which water flows downhill from an aquifer or well to the surface.

Origin of qanat

First recorded in 1855–60; from Persian qanāt, from Arabic qanāh “canal”; doublet of canal, cane, and channel1

Words Nearby qanat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023