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catch basin

noun
1.
a receptacle, located where a street gutter opens into a sewer, designed to retain matter that would not readily pass through the sewer.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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catch basin

noun
1.
(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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