water-inch

[ waw-ter-inch, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˈɪntʃ, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun Hydraulics.

the quantity of water (approx. 500 cubic feet) discharged in 24 hours through a circular opening of one inch diameter leading from a reservoir in which the water is constantly only high enough to cover the orifice.

Nearby words

  1. water-bus,
  2. water-cool,
  3. water-fast,
  4. water-hammer pulse,
  5. water-harden,
  6. water-jacket,
  7. water-laid,
  8. water-pipe,
  9. water-repellent,
  10. water-resistant

Origin of water-inch

First recorded in 1850–55

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