[ waw-ter-inch, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˈɪntʃ, ˈwɒt ər- /
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.
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- water-hammer pulse,
Origin of water-inch
First recorded in 1850–55
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