well sweep

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noun


Nearby words

  1. well log,
  2. well logging,
  3. well off,
  4. well out of, be,
  5. well preserved,
  6. well's run dry, the,
  7. well-accepted,
  8. well-accustomed,
  9. well-acquainted,
  10. well-acted

Origin of well sweep

First recorded in 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for well sweep

well sweep

noun

a device for raising buckets from and lowering them into a well, consisting of a long pivoted pole, the bucket being attached to one end by a long rope
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