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well point

[ wel-point ]
/ ˈwɛl ˌpɔɪnt /
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noun Engineering, Building Trades.
a perforated tube driven into the ground to collect water from the surrounding area so that it can be pumped away, as to prevent an excavation from filling with groundwater.
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Also well·point [wel-point] /ˈwɛlˌpɔɪnt/ .

Origin of well point

First recorded in 1940–45; well2 + point
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