underdrain

[noun uhn-der-dreyn; verb uhn-der-dreyn]
verb (used with object)
  1. to equip or supply with an underdrain or underdrains.

Origin of underdrain

First recorded in 1795–1805; under- + drain
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Historical Examples of underdrain

  • I would urge no farmer to plunge up to his neck into debt in order to underdrain his farm.


British Dictionary definitions for underdrain

underdrain

noun (ˈʌndəˌdreɪn)
  1. a drain buried below agricultural land
verb (ˌʌndəˈdreɪn)
  1. to bury such drains below (agricultural land)
Derived Formsunderdrainage, noun
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