wellpoint

[ wel-point ]
/ ˈwɛlˌpɔɪnt /
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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 ground water.

Nearby words

  1. wellington boot,
  2. wellington boots,
  3. wellington, duke of,
  4. wellingtonia,
  5. wellness,
  6. wells,
  7. wells' syndrome,
  8. wells, h. g.,
  9. wells, henry,
  10. wellspring

Origin of wellpoint

First recorded in 1940–45; well2 + point

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