wellpoint

[ wel-point ]
/ ˈwɛlˌpɔɪnt /

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 ground water.

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Origin of wellpoint

First recorded in 1940–45; well2 + point
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