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catch basin

a receptacle, located where a street gutter opens into a sewer, designed to retain matter that would not readily pass through the sewer.
Origin of catch basin
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The water then overflows slowly into a rock-covered catch basin.
  • Spillover flows into a catch basin below the bowl and recirculates.
  • These shops have become a catch basin of merchandise from afar.
  • Another serious cause of flooding is the blocking of catch basin grates in our streets.
  • The rectangular opening is used in catch basin applications.
  • The proposed scope of work for the storm water catch basin and groundwater sampling are presented below.
  • The permit only authorizes discharge from three catch basin sumps.
  • catch basin connection to the catch basin shall be made prior to constructing the catch basin above the invert grade of the trap.
  • Excess pipe to be cut and folded against the inside wall of catch basin.
  • Pools of mop wash water draining into the catch basin.
British Dictionary definitions for catch basin

catch basin

(US & Canadian) a pit in a drainage system in which matter that might otherwise block a sewer is collected so that it may periodically be removed Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) catch pit
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